We get used to the situation when our children spend a part of their day at school or kindergarten. And we easily get off on the right foot with them during the weekend.
So why is it so stressful to stay at home for a month or more during the quarantine?
- you are already stressed. And you can’t hide it from your children;
- you have to change your lifestyle and so do your children. So, it’s a challenge for everyone;
- you have to do not only your own tasks but also some of the teachers;
- you are limited in your common outdoor activities;
- you are pressed for your usual time for yourself;
- staying at home wasn’t your decision and you haven’t planned it.
It’s totally normal to feel stressed under these conditions. Especially, if you are working from home. And we’d like to share with you some tips on how to survive being stay-at-home parents:
- Set a schedule and time block – your “must-dos” and “nice to dos” around your children’s schedule.
- Do what makes you comfortable. Don’t try to do everything recommended by your friends, groups you joined or Ads. Neither try to compete with other parents for being the best.
- Identify the tasks that you should automate and delegate. You still have only 24 hours in a day.
- Stash away new toys and bring these toys out when you really need them. Don’t let your children be bored with the things they see on a daily basis.
- Engage them mentally and physically. They also need a balance.
And the last, but not the least – behave accordingly. Your kids will know if you are stressed out.