Before the pandemic started I was in a nice routine with my oldest in school full-time, my youngest in preschool, and me settling into a new work-from-home job that I loved. Then everything came to a sudden stop. I found it impossible to get any work done that required deep thinking while also managing my kids. We were together all the time which led to more sibling arguments, and I had to juggle distance learning and countless Zoom calls a week for school and speech therapy. I felt so socially isolated and lonely. Plus I was feeling so much stress about the virus. Would we get it? How do I keep us safe? What about my at-risk parents and in-laws? The virus information seemed to change daily which didn’t help my stress. I had my psychology and counseling background to help me understand what was going on and how I was feeling, but I was still overwhelmed a lot. Now two psychologist moms are sharing their knowledge and research to help families weather pandemic stress better. Check it out. I will be posting links from their website as they fit with the focus of The Hovering Parent as well.
Author: Vicky Hallett
Published: August 6, 2020 at 11:27 a.m. EDT by The Washington Post