As we all know last week marked the 1 year anniversary of the COVID 19 Pandemic, and since then we have been faced with major changes and forced to learn new things. If you earned something new in the last year, congratulations, we accomplished something we wanted to do, I learned to be a better cook, Play Guitar, and learned that life is valuable and can change in a split second.
But being in lockdown has also changed some people’s perspectives on life and stress and anxiety is at an all-time high according to some therapist. I just read a great piece from Brainly and they have provided some great tips for us parents
According to this recent Brainly survey of 1,000 US moms and dads, 86% of parents said they are finding it harder to stay positive day-to-day compared with before the pandemic, marking a 21% increase from October 2020.
Here are a few tips from Brainly to help you and I cope with the stress as parents
1- Take care of your three pillars of physical wellness: nutrition, sleep, and exercise
2- Preserve your regular daily routines to help maintain a sense of normalcy in your life.
3- Make it a priority to spend quality time with your kids and be generous with your affection
4-Cut yourself some slack. You deserve it now more than ever.
5- Seek professional help if needed
At the end of the day, it’s important to remember there is no ONE right parenting decision right now. Pandemic parenting involves doing what feels like the best option at the time, knowing you may have to reevaluate in an hour, a day, or a week and that’s okay.