We must learn to do things differently due to COVID-19, which means adapting to our new environment. I know that I can find change extremely overwhelming, in particular if I am already feeling anxious, stressed and at my limit.
In the midst of a pandemic, it might seem like a stretch to imagine that we are being turned into glittering diamonds, but hear me out. Think of how a diamond is formed. Regular carbon converts into the beautiful dazzling stone we all know, after the application of tremendous heat and pressure.
Between school closures and work-from-home schedules, do you find yourself yelling at your kids more than ever before? The “new normal” post COVID-19 certainly has us in close and constant proximity with our kids and as a result, tensions are running high. Chances are you’re tired of Zoom calls and feeling guilty about yelling at your kids for the zillionth time and want to learn how to stop the pattern.
One of the biggest issues that you want help with, I know, is sibling rivalry. Nothing can take a peaceful family moment and ruin it quite as quickly as children who suddenly erupt into a fight. Few things wear us down more than the endless squabbling and arguing that kids can do.
Just when we thought we couldn’t handle all the fighting on evenings and weekends, life gave us Coronavirus and poof, we’re suddenly captains of the all-day, everyday sibling rivalry ship! Excuse me, when did we sign up for this? Raising kids who constantly bicker, hit, and tattle is no easy feat. Add the stress and pressure of the Pandemic and you’re likely about to explode with each new conflict.
How you feel as a mama has a huge impact on your child. I know you want the best for them – and one of the best ways you can love them is to stop trying to be the perfect mom. Put on your own oxygen mask first and care for yourself well.
These are unprecedented times. Chances are if we are feeling anxiety during the current Pandemic, our kids are too.