We know these are not normal times. Being a parent is hard but with the Coronavirus pandemic, the isolation, change and stress, parenting has reached a new level of intensity. In times like these, go easy on yourselves. We are all trying to find a new normal in exceptional circumstances and we will get through this, but not by trying to do everything, be everything or fill in all the gaps.
Let go of perfection, do what you can when you can, take small steps and lower expectations. As equally important as making sure our children remain protected from the crisis around us is to make sure we are prioritising a little time to ourselves. When we care for ourselves we are more empathetic and patient, making us better parents. So practice self care, carve some time out for you to be alone, even when it feels you cannot give a second to yourself.