Parents don’t have it easy right now. In addition to homeschooling and keeping kids entertained while you juggle work and household chores, you also have to think about what to feed your family, day after day.
Lots of kids are home from school right now, and families are living in close quarters. Parents and teens might be getting on each other’s nerves during social distancing protocols, but there is a silver lining: parents might be in a better position at the moment to curb worrying behavior like vaping that usually takes place at school.
In many areas, students of all ages are going to be learning online for the next few months at the very least. From kindergarteners to college students, everyone is trying to stay connected to one another during the COVID-19 pandemic. It can be challenging to feel that “togetherness” while learning alone in your own home.
It’s no secret that lots of people are suffering in many different ways during the COVID-19 pandemic. Financial difficulties, joblessness, lack of physical activity, isolation, stress, and worry are just some of the factors contributing to depression, anxiety, and other common mental health challenges. Additionally, many of those with serious mental illnesses no longer have in-person access to the care they need.
Life has changed a lot in the last few weeks for people all around the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic. People are working from home or have been laid off. Parents are coping with having their children at home full time and couples are learning to coexist 24/7. But if you’ve been trying to meet someone during the pandemic, then you might be feeling frustrated about how to make a connection without putting yourself and others at risk.