It's no secret that we are living in a different time right now. Some of us have been sent home to work, while our spouses, who are essential, are still going to work. Some of us are working from home with our spouses, while our children play in the background. We are having to navigate making sure our children still learn skills they will need for the future and we are trying to keep it fun while staying safe at home.
The routine is off on so many levels, and this can be hard when you are caring for children from hard places. We hope today that you will find these tips helpful to you as you navigate the new normal.
Here are some essential steps to help you thrive while you're home.
DEVELOP A SCHEDULE
GIVE YOURSELF GRACE
As one article put it, we are not home schooling, we are crisis schooling. There is a big difference and we can make this time memorable as we are forced to slow down a bit. I hope you all stay well and enjoy your family time. If there is any thing Fostering Together Gulf Coast can do to ease your stress during this time, please let us know!
Mandy Irby and the Fostering Together Gulf Coast Team