The House FM
Saw this. Needed it. If you have kids, I KNOW you do too. -grant
Parents: What we are being asked to do is not humanly possible. There is a reason we are either a working parent, a stay-at-home parent, or a part-time working parent.
Working, parenting and teaching are three different jobs that cannot be done at the same time.
It’s not hard because you’re doing it wrong. It’s hard because it’s too much. Do the best you can.
When you have to choose, because at some point you will, choose connection. Pick playing a game over arguing over an academic assignment. Pick teaching your child to do laundry rather than feeling frustrated that they aren’t helping. Pick laughing and snuggling and reminding them that they’re safe.
If you’re stressed, lower your expectations where you can and virtually reach out for social connection. We are in this together to stay well. That means mentally well, too.
Emily W. King, Ph.D.