Parenting with Self-Care in Uncertain Times
Parents, we know this is not easy. Many of us our parents, too. Working in our home office, hoping you don’t hear our kids in the other room, either bickering or playing loudly. When we leave our office, we are submerged into a lifestyle of parenting through a pandemic, just like you. We are doing our best to juggle it all, too. Nothing about this is easy and no one was prepared to do this. We are collectively struggling through a crisis with no clear end in sight.
Throughout this time, we’ve been offering suggestions for all the parents we work with. Suggestions that offer encouragement, self-care, and reassurance that we will help you get through this the best we can. We are not able to reach all of our parents at this time, so we’ve created a list that everyone can access. These are gentle reminders of how to engage in self-care while parenting in isolation. These are tips to help you stay sane. Honestly, these are things we should all be doing to be the best we can be each day, no matter what the circumstances may be.
If you or someone you know is struggling with Mental Health concerns, know that you aren't alone - support is out there. Text HOME to 741741 to reach a trained Crisis Counselor. crisistextline.org
Ms. Michelle, RBT
ABCS Senior Behavior Therapist