Give Yourself a Hand
- What: Kudos to you
- When: Now
- Why: For surviving big changes
- Where: At home
Now is the time for a firm pat on the back!. No matter where you are or what challenges you’ve overcome, the past days have been unexpected. Even if you shelter at home, home school, still make your daily commute, or another alternative, each has its own challenges during this stressful time. Whatever you did or did not manage to do, look on the bright side. You made it through the week! While it might not be your desired schedule or set up, and you are probably still adjusting to this new normal, you have done more than you ever thought possible in such a short time.
Parents have faced increased loads of food preparation, child care, laundry, dishes, and that’s without taking into consideration all the adults suddenly thrust into the room as educators (while still juggling all their other responsibilities), often for multiple children at different levels with minimal resources or support.
Whatever you’ve done, consider it a success and give yourself and all your partners a big pat on the back as well as heartfelt thanks. Better yet, choose your favorite treat. Even if no one offers you a medal, you can still have chocolate, beer, wine, or whatever makes you happy. This, too, shall pass.