Taking Care of Yourself and Your Kids
Updated: Mar 29, 2020
These are strange times! I’ve added links to some good ides. Heres some of my advice:
Help with kids:
-Put the phone down. Exercise. (Cosmic Kids Yoga is something we do). Tag team with your partner if possible. Emotional reserves can go empty without a break.
-Develop and maintain some sense of routine integrating movement, green time (outdoors or opened window), and FaceTime.
-Schedule ’worry breaks’ for your anxious kids. Set a timer and let them vent everything they can with no response but a hug! This helps delay worry which can minimize the intensity.
-WSJ Article: Tech Solutions for your Kids
-Schedule information lock down times. Just a time period when the phone is up and there’s no way you can go down the news rabbit hole.
-Check in on potential depressive thought patterns. This article from Dr. Robert Leahy gives some good examples.
-Download ’CBT Thought Diary‘ app to address any depressive thoughts.
-Take time for mindfulness. Guided meditation or yoga. (if your kids will let you!)
Please stay safe and we’ll try to update regularly.