This is challenging moment in history when it comes to parenting. Schools are closed.
For those of you who have children at home and are attempting to help with schooling, if it's beginning to feel really hard, it's because it is.
Normal homeschooling often utilizes amazing community resources and supports human connections and group hobbies. We need to make it clear that we are not homeschooling. We are quarantine schooling. We are attempting to provide educational support without the same resources, freedom, and access.
We need to normalize the challenge of parenting and quarantine schooling right now. It's hard, it's really hard.
The challenge of quarantine schooling had me in tears yesterday. So please know you're not alone, that we're all just doing what we can, and if it feels harder than normal, it is because it is.
Deep breaths, explore if you have unrealistic expectations, and be kind and gentle with yourselves.
All my love and respect for my fellow caregivers. Xo - Sara
Sara Hughes-Zabawa, LCSW
Sara works from a holistic approach, focusing on issues such as depression, anxiety, grief, chronic pain, disordered eating, faith transitions, stress management and serving the LGBTQ+ community. She offers coaching/consultation and therapy services to individuals, couples and families.