Supportiv has released a new collection of articles, providing tactical suggestions for the day-to-day emotional challenges of parenting–a particularly poignant topic during shelter-in-place.
Pre-COVID, parenting was already a uniquely demanding 24/7, 365 job. But now, the role has become even more all-encompassing and overwhelming.
Supportiv Co-Founder, Helena Plater-Zyberk, speaks to the pressure on parents, post-COVID-19 outbreak:
“Parenting instills a sense of emotional responsibility toward children all the time, but that responsibility feels especially heavy right now. It’s hard to find confidence in your abilities as a parent when society is facing a giant, unpredictable threat.
“We can’t control what’s happening in the world, and we can’t even control the chaos of kids stuck in the house. But we can tackle emotional issues in effective ways. That’s what this new article collection addresses.”
The new Supportiv collection includes articles on parenting struggles which have always existed, but whose solutions are much more pressing in the face of a global pandemic:
- Teaching Your Child Self-Advocacy Skills
- Why Setting Boundaries With Your Kids Is Worth It–Here’s How
- Why Is My Teen So Mean To Me?
- How To (Not) React When Your Kid Pushes Your Buttons
- My Child Has No Friends. What Do I Do?
- How To Talk To Your Kids About Your Mental Health
- How COVID-19 Shows Us To Bond With Our Families
- Lonely Empty Nesters: Adjusting To Me-Time
Pouria Mojabi, Supportiv Co-Founder, addresses the changes parents have had to adapt to due to the Corona Virus:
“All types of families are impacted by COVID-related changes. Parents working from home have to concentrate and find balance to perform their jobs while taking over the role of teacher, entertainer, and IT person. Parents risking their own safety in essential professions must now scramble to find affordable childcare (while worrying about bringing the virus home). Parents who have lost their jobs due to the economy must figure out how to support the family while attending to their kids. COVID-19 has placed superhuman expectations on parents in all situations.”
Check out the entire collection here, and read the full press release here.
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