Distance learning doesn’t only impact kids. It also impacts parents. Right now, so many parents are working from home and watching their children at the same time.
We know it’s hard. We know it’s stressful. But the best thing you can do is take it one day a time and remind yourself that you are doing the best you can.
Reach Out To Other Parents:
We know you’ve likely heard this hundreds of times.
But we are going to repeat it because it’s true! Millions of parents all over the world are in the exact same boat as you. Everything from school emails to help with homework can be a lot to take on by yourself.
In fact, it’s more than a lot. It’s exhausting. Reaching out to other parents and bouncing ideas off one another can be extremely helpful. It’s always nice to talk to someone who knows what you’re going through.
Have you ever felt guilty about laughing or having fun when times are tough? It’s very normal to feel that way. But the truth is, laughing is not a bad thing. Laugher can help decrease blood pressure, soothe tension and release endorphins. Exactly what everyone needs during times of stress.
Say Goodbye To Perfectionism:
If you aren’t careful, it’s easy to fall into the “I’m not good enough trap.”
Parenting is not easy, and there is no ultimate secret handbook. So many parenting lessons are made through trial and error. There is no such thing as a perfect parent. There will always be things you wish you could improve upon.
But you can’t forget to celebrate all the victories. Give yourself credit where it’s due. Learn More