Things are beginning to settle in. The reality of intentional isolation is the new normal and we need to figure out how to get through this as best we can. We love to share ideas on how to make sure the kids feel engaged and keep a sense of continuity but today, we want to check in with you.
With all the free resources, online classes, schedules, and more making their rounds, it can feel overwhelming to keep up. It’s probably a good idea to let go a little and focus on the basics: keeping our kids safe, comforted and healthy while we go through this situation. We like this advice for moms from Vanessa at PsicoKids: “This quarantine is not a time to take advantage of or to get ahead, it’s to live (while caring for our mental and physical health).”
Things are hard, especially for those who don’t have help with childcare and are expected to keep up with their jobs, whether from home or physically at work. Give yourself grace, relax your expectations, spend time with your kids and do what you can.
We’ll leave you with some articles we’ve found useful:
- There Are Plenty of Things to Worry About Right Now: Your Preschooler’s Education is Not One of Them, Teacher Tom, March 19, 2020
- I’m an Italian mom under coronavirus lockdown. Here’s what I wish I had done differently before things got bad. – Yahoo News, March 17, 2020
- 11 Questions Parents May Have About Coronavirus – New York Times, last updated March 19, 2020
- Parenting through the coronavirus lockdown – CNN, March 17, 2020
Monika & Paula