Seven Ways To Manage Parent Exhaustion According To A Psychologist

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Do something positive for your community.


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“This can be as simple as picking up trash to hosting nightly sing-a-longs with neighbors to boost morale. When the country went into lockdown back in March, I blasted three songs every night for 100 days from my front porch and emailed 79 neighbors the daily song choices. It became a magical time of day when old and young gathered, socially distanced, to sing-and-dance and enjoy one another. My kids and I have also drawn exercise routines on the sidewalk like hopscotch, written messages of hope and offered various painted rocks that the kids and we have painted. Since lockdown, we’ve given away over 280 rocks. We leave them on the fence and passersby take them so they don’t feel so “isolated.”

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