No parent in this millennia is an expert on playing out their role during a pandemic. There is no “right way” to these strange new normals brought on by COVID-19, but as a parent, you may be wishing there was a guideline for getting through this season of social distancing and sheltering-in-place without losing your mind.
If you’re feeling exhausted, frustrated, numb, or a combination of all three, you’re not alone. On occasion, we all need inspiration and healthy reminders to get through difficult times. No one is expecting you to be perfect, so don’t put that on yourself. Remember to laugh a little – even at yourself – and invite others to join you in the laughter. We could all use a bit more joy.
Today, we’re sharing a few tips that can help to improve your relationship with your child(ren), especially now when you are truly parenting 24/7 like never before.
Although we may be physically separated right now, we are not alone. Parents have one of the most essential jobs out there. It isn’t an easy calling at any time, during or outside of a pandemic. Remember that the work you are doing is incredibly valuable and has a big impact on your little humans, even if they do not know it.
To help you get through the coming weeks, we have gathered some insightful resources that cover a range of parenting topics, including our most recent blog covering Parent-Child Interaction Therapy and several others.