Jacob Maslow
Jacob Maslow
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The Top Issues Facing Parents in Israel in the Current Environment

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Raising a child can be a fulfilling and rewarding experience; however, this also comes with its fair share of challenges. Parents in Israel are aware that significant issues are facing them today. A few of the top topics include the coronavirus pandemic, the ongoing conflict with other entities in the region, and financial challenges as the economy seeks to bounce back from a difficult 2020. Even though parents have a lot of concerns, it is paramount to always place the children’s best interests first. So what do parents need to know about some of the biggest issues facing the country today? 

Financial Issues Parents Face Today

A lot of parents have questions and concerns about financial situations. For example, a lot of families have taken a financial hit during the coronavirus pandemic. Some businesses have been forced to close, and some revenue streams have not picked up again. Therefore, parents must think carefully about how they are going to manage their financial assets. In particular, they have to think about the future of their children.

Unfortunately, this is not always a straightforward situation. For example, the Britney Spears conservatorship has shined a light on major issues that stem from financial mismanagement. As a result, parents need to make sure they have the finances to set their kids up for success in the future. 

The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Not Over Yet

Another major issue that parents are facing in the current environment is the coronavirus pandemic. Even though it is good news that Israel rolled out vaccines at lightning speed, the Delta variant is a genuine threat. Unfortunately, there are some parts of the country where vaccination rates are not as high. Therefore, the virus is being allowed to mutate. Even though the Delta variant is a significant threat right now, other mutations could develop down the road. Parents need to work with their children to understand why they need to behave a certain way in school, why they need to wash their hands, and why they may be required to wear masks. All of this is important for helping children navigate an emotionally difficult time. 

Talking To Children About Ongoing Conflicts in the Region

There are countless families in the local area that have been impacted by ongoing conflicts in the region. It appears that conflict between Israel and the Gaza region is on the rise, with numerous children already scarred by the violence that is taking place. Unfortunately, many parents do not know how to talk to their children about violence, and they may not know how to help their children interpret what is taking place. There are numerous resources available that could help parents navigate this situation, such as the Parents Circle-Families Forum, which provides parents with helpful information about explaining what is happening to their children. Parents must be there for their children during this difficult time. 

Looking to the Future of Parenting in Israel

The past year and a half have been a significant struggle for individuals, families, and small businesses and are real. But, even though parenting in Israel has come with its challenges, there is hope at the end of the tunnel. It’s good news that vaccinations are available, and it is good news that businesses are starting to reopen. When in doubt, parents always need to place the needs of their children first. That way, they will place their families in the best position possible to grow, develop, and support one another.

About the Author
 Jacob Maslow is passionate about writing and has started numerous blogs and news sites. Jacob is originally from Brooklyn. He packed up his five children and made Aliyah in 2014. Jacob's experience and varied interests lend themselves to a diverse palette of topics ranging from technology, marketing, politics, social media, ethics, current affairs, family matters and more. In his spare time, Jacob enjoys being an active member of social media including groups on Facebook and taking in the latest movies. 
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