We are going through hugely stressful situations.
The worst many of us will have ever experienced and yet we still have a choice.
We can get into a vicious cycle of feeling negative, irritated by our children and then snapping at them for the tiniest thing.
They then feel unloved and judged and will often react by behaving badly.
Or we can choose to respond more positively. It makes the whole family feel so much better.
Not only is negativity bad for the family but there is a huge amount of evidence to show that stress depletes the immune system and we all need strong immune systems at the moment so it is vital to try to change our mindset.
What parents typically do is try to do too much
We strive for perfection
We set ourselves an impossible standards to meet and then feel like failures when we don't meet them
The result is so often we crack.
Is this familiar to you? You try to juggle so many balls at once – compare yourselves to...