|Are you finding that you are busier than ever? You’re most likely getting back into the swing of things. School is back in session, and most parents are either back at work or juggling the household responsibilities that were typical during a pre-COVID world. Nevertheless, not only are you juggling life and responsibilities, but also the weight and consequences of life during a pandemic.|
Raise your hand if this has happened to you: Your child had a slight cold or allergies and had to stay home a few days until you received a negative test result before they could return to school. Or maybe you have had to deal directly with the impact of COVID on your family or close friends. Nevertheless, these situations cause a lot of additional stress on families across the nation and believe it or not, this is the ultimate juggling act – life versus everything else.
Everything else can be overwhelming! It can take a toll on our mental health as well as our physical health. Now, this is not just something that adults deal with, but is also a challenge that children are facing, as well.
They are trying to manage the balancing act and when they become overwhelmed by it all, they often begin to exhibit undesirable or unusual behaviors. In these moments, take time to monitor their behavior and if you notice that something is not quite right, intervene with empathy and compassion. If they are having serious difficulties adjusting, seek out professional help, but always do what is in the best interest of your child and give them the support they deserve.
If you need support in this area, let us guide you in that process. There is so much more you can do to settle in and find your balance and help them find theirs, too. Also, learn how to support your child emotionally in order to nurture their mental wellness. We are here to partner with you in giving your child the best opportunities in life possible!