Family Stress During COVID-19 – ChildrensMD

Advice for family stress in a covid-19 pandemic

 

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The Corona virus pandemic has been a very stressful and
challenging time for everyone. Life has changed as we know it and it is hard to
comes to term with a new way of life for instance a lot more people are working
from home with their children also home-schooling. This is a very stressful
situation. Lets have a look at some ways this stress could be managed.

Conflict and arguments are going to happen when everyone is
sharing the same space, not do feel guilty if your children get on your nerves.
Taking some time out if possible will help you breath and rethink your reactions
to your children’s behaviour. You could try techniques such as finding some
space,  this could even be hiding the
toilet! And counting to ten with deep breaths. Stepping away or going for a
walk is another great way to take yourself out of conflict. Arguing in
front  of children is going to happen and
yes in time it may affect their emotional wellbeing but by simply recognising
it, is a good step to start to find alternative ways which may prevent fights.
Yet please note if domestic abuse is a concern, you can leave. There are many
charities and organisation out there that fight and help against domestic
violence.

Some these techniques could prevent stress in the family
home, there are lots of techniques available out there but you could start with
ideas like planning your space. Perhaps you and your family could sit down and think
up a plan to who does what when. Maybe a cleaning schedule could help or
something as simple as kind speech to yourself and other family members for
example making it your priority to say ‘ good morning’ or appreciating a
thoughtful act.

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