No parent is perfect, and that’s especially true right now, we’re all having a hard time staying with schedules and getting things done that need to be done. Worst of all, we are all still comparing ourselves to other parents, thanks to social media. It’s important to unplug from that and get to know life as your own. Just because you don’t have what another parent has doesn’t make you a bad one. This can be tough to internalize so it’s best to think about what it is your kids need and go from there.
- Parenting during this pandemic is hard, but you can learn during this experience.
- You should learn to lower your expectations and not base them on others.
- You should also let your kids show you what they want to do.
“We don’t have an extended network of caregivers to help out. The usual routines and schedules are defunct. Our kids are acting up because they’re bored, scared, or frustrated. We’re acting up because we’re bored, scared, or frustrated.”