If you’re parenting through the pandemic, you’re doing something that hasn’t been done in this country in 100 years.
Nothing—nobody—has prepared you for this.
Let me give you a boost of encouragement.
You are doing better than you think. Give yourself a break. Cut yourself some slack. Lower your expectations.
As long as the kids are fed and safe—what you’re doing and how you’re managing this is good enough.
This quote about parenting through the pandemic says it well:
You’ll find even more encouragement about parenting through the pandemic in this article by Tara Haelle.
Here’s one of my favorite quotes from it:
“I think we maybe underestimate how severe the adversity is and that people may be experiencing a normal reaction to a pretty severe and ongoing, unfolding, cascading disaster. It’s important to recognize that it’s normal in a situation of great uncertainty and chronic stress to get exhausted and to feel ups and downs, to feel like you’re depleted or experience periods of burnout.”
“This is a once in a lifetime experience. It’s expecting a lot to think we’d be managing this really well.”
~Ann Masten, PhD, a psychologist and professor of child development at the University of Minnesota
Encourage yourself today—not by managing perfectly today—but by doing this.
Encourage yourself by doing just a little planning for a bright, happy future for when the pandemic is over.
Read just the first two chapters of this book, and you can take a giant step toward getting your kids (ages 12–26) through college debt-free and into jobs they love afterward.
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Read just one chapter of LAUNCH every 1–3 months while your child’s in middle school and high school, and you’ll know every viable strategy for debt-free college at exactly the right time to implement it.
And if your child’s already well past middle school? That’s OK; you can run to catch up. But the process of getting your kids through college debt-free goes more smoothly the earlier you start it—especially if you’re not planning to save up any money to pay for college.
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Who is Jeannie Burlowski?
Jeannie is a full-time academic strategist, podcast host, and sought-after speaker for students ages 12–26 and their parents and grandparents. Her writing, speaking, and podcasting help parents set their kids up to graduate college debt-free and move directly into careers they excel at and love. Her work has been featured in publications such as The Huffington Post, USA Today, Parents Magazine, and US News and World Report, and on CBS News.