As the pandemic continues, we hope and pray not only for a cure for the virus, but for some “emotional first aid” within our own families. We are truly in a “new normal” as parents with our kids, and we don’t know how long it will last. On this week’s Eyres on the Road podcast, Linda and Richard talk about some simple applications of “emotional first aid” that can help us and our children to not only get through this crisis, but to build some strong family systems that will be valuable even when this pandemic is over. Interestingly, Linda wrote a book called An Emotional First Aid Kit for Mothers.
And we must remember that we need to take care of ourselves as well as our children. Find a way to get out and exercise and clear your head. Find time to meditate and to pray. Find time to comfort and reassure your children. Use technology to stay close to those you love and need emotional nourishment from even though you can’t be with them. You can do this! You are stronger than you know.