Quarantine burnout – it is setting in for many of us, and parents are facing the same wall of exhaustion coupled with the looming summer break. At the likely prospect of becoming Camp Mom & Dad for the summer, how do parents manage the burnout, parenting, work and now “camp counselor” responsibilities? Claire Brown, LSW dives into this question in her latest Parenting Post.
We all cope differently with the current challenges facing us. Some have taken to new hobbies, while others simply try to manage day by day. How to be ‘okay’ with just being and not pass judgement as to how others cope.
We are already grieving the loss of a normal life. The loss of a loved one hits us even harder because the normal rituals of grieving are not available. As illustrated above, these difficult times call forth creativity and a search for new ways to come together to show respect, to grieve, and to share memories.
Everyone is seeking to remain up to date on information and news during the pandemic, but, we also ask ourselves, how do we stay informed and yet not spend what feels like all day consumed by fear and anxiety?
This week we tackle a BIG question- “How can we maintain and present our best selves during this time of crisis?
Consistency is the key to so many things: catching fly balls, adhering to a healthy diet, implementing coping skills. It is also a key part of parenting and, much like practicing a sports technique over and over and over, it’s not always the most pleasant practice.
In this unique time in history, we’ve been given the gift of time. But how can teens fill that time?
In these uncertain times, when everyone was quickly forced to juggle work from home roles, remote learning responsibilities, heightened anxiety about keeping your family nourished and healthy, on top of personal fear of the unknown landscape of life during coronavirus, parenting challenges have been augmented. We are introducing weekly Parenting Posts which will provide helpful information, skills and support for those in parenting roles – during the global health crisis and beyond. The obstacles faced by someone in the parental role did not begin during coronavirus and will not end with the outbreak, and this weekly blog will provide long lasting skills.
Looking for inspiration for new activities to share with your family over the coming days? We’re sharing some of our favorites out there!
Rabbi Brian Beal will explore texts both ancient and modern relating to the Jewish views of organ donation on January 23rd at 12:30pm. A kosher lunch will be provided by Greenwood House and there is a requested donation of $5.00 per person. RSVP required to Beth E. by 1/17 at 609-987-8100 ext. 126