At the moment, your family is likely to be spending lots of time in close quarters. Although this may be a chance to reconnect and learn from one another, it can also be stressful, especially for parents.
Tips on Coping with the Stress of Parenthood
The team atLife Resolutions know all parents are likely struggling at the moment. Below is some tips and tricks for parenting during COVID-19.
Maintaining normality– just like the adults in their lives, children may be feeling frustrated and confused by the state of the world. Having a routine in place, including a good mix of movement, creative play, and a chance to chat, can go a long way towards keeping your family on track.
Setting daily tasks –you might feel like there simply are not enough hours in the day to do everything that needs to be done.Writing out goals and priorities over breakfast might help you think more clearly.
Taking time out – Although time to yourself might feel like an unreasonable ask when you’re a parent, taking that moment to do something that calms you can help you deal with stress more effectively than continuing to power through.
Being kind to yourself – parents can sometimes be endlessly patient with their children, but verytough on themselves. Bear in mind that you and your family are living through a global pandemic, and this is an achievement within itself.
Remembering the big picture – it can be easy to get caught up in the small stresses of daily life but try to take a step back and see all things going right instead of all the things going wrong.
Do not Be Afraid to Seek Support
Being a parent can be tough, and you might benefit from a chat with a professional. The team here at Life Resolutionsoffer a range ofmental health servicesfor families, includingfamily counselling, marriage counselling and child counselling. We also offer help for many other issues, such asstress, insomnia, depressionand eating disorders. No matter what you are going through, you can be sure that our team of psychology professionals have the experience and skills to support you.
Contact Jodie Brenton and Mary Magalotti Life Resolutions Today
Book a Telehealth appointment with our Life Resolutions team via our bookings page. If you would like to hear more about our principal psychologist, Mary Magalotti orour Founder, Jodie Brenton, contact us here.Jodie Brenton and Mary Magalotti have dedicatedtheir careers toassisting psychologists in doing what they do best – supporting you! Visit the Life Resolutions website to learn more about the services we offer and the work of Jodie Brenton and Mary MagalottiLife Resolutions.