Coping with the Covid epidemic as a family is tough for everyone. It’s hard being anxious and scared while not taking it out on our children. It’s important that we set up routines and boundaries. We need to make it clear to our children if we need space to ourselves. Try to make sure that every member of your family has their own space. Try not to be in each other’s way and be clear about how you feel. We also want to talk to our elderly family members about what to do if the worst happens. It can bring us closer together.
- Keep up a daily routine to ease your children’s anxiety and also schedule time for yourself.
- Only answer the exact questions your children ask and do so in an age-appropriate manner.
- Find ways to give individual family members their own space during this period of captivity.
“In these extreme times, we’re going to get a lot of things wrong as parents. When you are stretched emotionally, it’s hard to be even “good enough” at times.”