Parenting is stressful even in the best of situations, but the unprecedented events surrounding the COVID-19 global crisis is adding a new level of anxiety for parents. Whether you’re balancing working from home while homeschooling kids, dealing with anxiety about finances, or simply feeling isolated in this new era of social distancing, experiencing stress is normal. You are not alone.
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Even though we know you are all hugging your little ones a little closer right now, the day-to-day pressures of keeping it all together and the kids occupied are real. Here are some ways to keep your children busy and to cope during this challenging time.
Now more than ever, all parents need support. We are committed to providing moms and dads with resources as we continue to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic. Check out our list of virtual parenting support groups and playgroups across Massachusetts. We will continue to update, so check back for a virtual parenting support group in your area.
In the uncertain times we find ourselves in, every family should consider making a family care plan. We know this is a difficult topic to discuss, but planning to make sure those you love are going to be okay is also an important part of managing stress during this incredibly stressful time.
No matter your child’s age, we know we are all relying on screen time for that much-needed break during the day. That’s a reality of our new normal of parenting during coronavirus. We encourage all parents to do what they need to do to keep their kids safe and healthy. Here are some ideas on how to maximize the benefits of screen time for young children.