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Dalaih Slaughter

Posted By Dalaih Slaughter || 11-Sep-2020

MY STORY IS ABOUT THE SUPPORT I GIVE TO MY DAUGHTER DURING THIS PANDEMIC. AS YOU COULD POSSIBLY IMAGINE, IT IS EXTREMELY HARD FOR KIDS DURING THESE TIMES. MY DAUGHTER SOMETIMES GETS SAD BECAUSE SHE CAN NOT VISIT HER FRIENDS AND GO PLACES LIKE WE USE TO. I MAKE SURE SHE HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPRESS HER FEELINGS AND I LISTEN. WE COME UP WITH IDEAS TO SOCIAL DISTANCE WITH HER FRIENDS. WE SCHEDULE VIRTUAL PLAY DATES AND PRACTICE CHEER, PLAY VIDEO GAMES OR JUST TALK. NOW THAT SCHOOL HAS STARTED, SEEING HER FRIENDS ONLINE HAS HELPED A LOT. WE PLAN MOVIE NIGHTS, GAME NIGHTS, WE EXERCISE TOGETHER AND WE EVEN COOK MORE TOGETHER. I TRY TO COME UP WITH THINGS TO DO TO KEEP MY DAUGHTER MOVING AND FOCUSED MORE ON THE POSITIVE, LIKE PLAYING A TEASURE HUNT GAME AROUND THE HOUSE. THESE ARE JUST A FEW THINGS WE DO TO HELP EACH OTHER GET THROUGH THESE TOUGH TIMES. ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS WE DO AND THAT WE'VE ALWAYS DONE IS PRAY. WE PRAY FOR PIECE FOR EVERYONE GOING THROUGH THESE HARD TIMES. WE PRAY THAT GOD GIVES PEOPLE THE STRENGHT AND GUIDENCE WE NEED TO NOT GIVE UP AND TO KEEP GOING FORWARD IN LIFE. FOR MYSELF MY GO TO ARE MY PARENTS, FAMILY AND FRIENDS. I TALK ALL THE TIME WITH MY PARENTS. MY FRIENDS AND I MEET ON A REGAULAR THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA AND WE TALK, LAUGH AND SOMETIMES CRY, BUT WHEN IT'S OVER WE ALL FEEL A LITTLE BETTER KNOWING WE HAVE EACH OTHER IN A TIME OF NEED.
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