COVID-19- It is OK to not be OK
I wanted to check in and see how everyone is doing? I hope that you are reading this post from the safety of your home and that you are well. I also hope that you are practicing social distancing to protect yourself and your families.
I am also writing to remind you that it is OK to not be OK. We are facing unprecedented times and it is ok to experience a myriad of feelings as you navigate through it all. I have been home with my family for almost three weeks now. We are still trying to find balance while working remotely, remote learning for my daughters, parenting, and accepting our "new normal." Some days it feels like we are killing it, some days it feels like nothing is going right, and some days feel like "a fever-dream" as my 16 year old describes it.
And guess what- that is all OK. I am giving myself grace and recognizing that I have not instantly become the best teacher/ teletherapist/ homeschooler/ remote educator on the block. I hope you are being kind to yourself (and your children) too.
While I have you here, I also want to share some helpful tips that I found from the World Health Organization to help us all focus on healthy parenting, manage stress, talk about COVID-19 with our children and staying positive while at home. We are in this together and we will be OK! I appreciate you and wish you all good health!