Looking after yourself, the family and a home can be a lot to juggle on your own, especially during lockdown. It’s easy to feel like you’re failing, but be gentle with yourself: you don’t have to be perfect. Taking small bites can make even the biggest challenges more manageable.
There’s lots for children to feel worried about right now. They’re also good at picking up anxiety from adults. Either way, it can leave them feeling less secure, and more likely to act out. These tips can help:
You may have others to look after, but it’s so important to make time for yourself as well. Schedule time to put your feet up, relax or unwind with your favourite activities.
You can also try talking to your employer if you need flexibility or support to balance childcare.
It’s quite normal to feel fed-up, overwhelmed or unappreciated from time-to-time. When that happens, voice your feelings: phone a friend or post a message to a forum. You can also talk to us, using our live chat service.
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