The COVID-19 pandemic has complicated things for all of us, but it has made life particularly challenging for parents. Balancing physical safety and mental and social health seems like an impossible task.
How do we help our kids, and ourselves, cope with the stress and uncertainty of our current situation?
During the COVID-19 pandemic, what we are all going through right now is stressful to say the least. It is an unprecedented time, and we’ve had to adapt and change the way we live and interact with the world. It is understandable that this current situation is bringing about multiple stressors.
The world today seems to offer no end of sources of stress. Not all stress is bad; it can help us meet a deadline or act quickly in an emergency. But chronic stress leaves us worn out and run down, even hopeless and unable to function well in our lives. We often don’t have the option to remove the stressors themselves, but one of the ways we can effectively combat stress is with gratitude.