1. Set a routine
If you normally have a 10-minute break every hour during your work day, make sure you give yourself that during these quarantine days. If you are missing your daily podcasts, listen when the children are sleeping, watching TV or being busy doing crafts. Inventions usually happen during dire times.
2. Utilize Resources
There are also many educational and therapeutic resources, such as online tutoring for kids, online therapy for children who may have a hard time understanding what is going on or parents who are concerned about the level of misbehavior, anger, aggression or anxiety/stress in their children following closing down of school. For example, if your child is between the ages of 18 to 25 years old, there are virtual groups offered by licensed therapists in the city that could address some of the challenges of living back home? Or the Child Mind Institute is offering resources both for parents and children during these times.
3. Take “short” Breaks
4. Enjoy the time as they enjoy it
If someone told you four weeks ago that you would be stuck in your apartment with your two-year-old, you might have laughed at them. However, times have changed, and we are “stuck” in the apartment with our 2-year olds. For once, we can take this opportunity as feeding and energizing our inner child. Each one of us has a child within ourselves that we tend to dismiss at times, if not most of the time. This child, too, needs attention, love, and nurturing.