Or, Everyone’s Home, Now What?
All of a sudden, parents are navigating a homeschool curriculum, while taking conference calls, and making casseroles.
You might as well add this to your list.
Instead of getting lost in Disney Plus, it’s a perfect time to teach your children three essential life skills.
I’ll keep this short because I know you’re multitasking.
Also, I’m assuming you aren’t yet losing your sh*t, and you’re genuinely looking for next-level strategies.
Look, all kidding aside, we can learn from this, or we can distract ourselves and miss the lessons.
If you’re here for the lessons, try these, and let me know what’s working for you.
Routines and self-care contribute to overall wellness.
Focus on the basics — sleep, hygiene, balance, and unplugged time. These might seem basic, but they are the foundation for everything. If you struggle when you’re young, you struggle at crucial stages throughout your life. Teach habits that inspire confidence and model good behavior.
Cooking is vital and can be meaningful family time.
Dive into fractions and equations, explore world destinations via vacation videos and cookbooks, and share a daily multi-sensory experience. Don’t rush it. Make messes. Measure, mix, chop, taste, and savor. Have conversations and experiment — you’re creating lifetime memories.
Stay motivated by channeling anxiety, boredom, and anticipation to create a family plan.
Talk about feelings, express fears and goals, create individual and family strategies that feel good. Kids know. They pick up on our moods, they feel the energy of the collective, and they want to contribute. Decide the level of conversation they can handle and invite them to strategize and get creative with you. You may surprise each other.
Hang in there working parents. You can do this. And, if you’re managing a remote team, here are some tips for that too.