We are in a bit of a weird time at the moment. We are having to adapt to parenting during a pandemic. This is the first time that this has ever happened to us and we have no idea what is going to happen but one thing that we are sure off is that we are going to parent during this time.
It is a lot of pressure but there are things that we can do to help with this and not to mention to help with the kids and the boredum. For me, I am taking it easy. If things don’t get done then there is always tomorrow. It is all about being kind to yourself as much as you can. Don’t push yourself to hard, it is a hard time and we are all in this together.
I asked some fellow bloggers for tips for parenting during a pandemic:
Don’t feel guilty for having a glass of wine at 5pm… we all deserve a reward each day! – Twins and Travel
Do your best, but remember you’re not a teacher. My 4 year old has been sent work from her school nursery. I’ve done what I can, but it’s a strange thing having to try and teach when I’m not a teacher. Just be kind to yourself. We are all out of our routine and it’s all an odd life we are currently living. Do your best – it’s all you can do. – A Rose Tinted World
Have a routine and stick to it! Make sure you get dressed everyday! – Raising Harry
Don’t put too much pressure on yourself. This is scary for everyone, we need to be kind to ourselves and if that means kicking back for a couple of days, watching films and snuggling then that’s cool. – The Incidental Parent
Never ever ban screen time in anger 😂😂 You need it! – Run Jump Scrap!
Stretch the limits of home education… I meant to do Algebra and baking, I promise, today… but instead we did a ‘nail art’ class, team building putting up mama’s dance equipment and watched youtube just to analyse vlogs and how to make them to tell a story. We also dance to the ‘tidy up song’ and tidied the house. And then we went on a walk to put the bins out. And we learnt to email. – Yorkshire Families
Mute the TV and stick the subtitles on – that’ll tick the reading for the day box 👍🏻
For older kids, change the language of the subtitles and then await your parenting crown. – Twinderelmo
If you have more than one child, you can give them each a little alone time by going for a drive with just one child every day. My 4 kids have been getting on each other’s nerves so badly, so it’s nice to give them a little break. – Where the Heart Is