This is Too Much.
Parents, we are trying the best we can, aren’t we? Life is tough right now. Between regular old Parenting (the hardest job in the world), PLUS working from home, and PLUS PLUS home-schooling our children, it is A LOT! It’s more than a lot; it’s unmanageable.
Not only is it a challenge for us parents, but it’s a challenge for our kids too. When children go through difficult challenges, their big feelings bubble over into big reactions and behaviors. And that doesn’t make it any easier on us, does it? So on top of meeting our work deadlines, keeping a somewhat manageable home, meeting our family members’ basic needs, and logging our children into their 5th Zoom meeting for the day, we are also needed for emotional support and co-regulation during the latest meltdown! Ahh!