Parents quarantined at home with children, teens, and college students are saying to themselves, “Yikes—I need hope for my kid’s future during COVID-19.”
Hope is here.
Here, 7 reasons to have hope for your kid’s future during COVID-19.
Pass this on to a friend who needs increased hope in uncertain times.
1. The at-home schooling you’re doing now is not going to hurt your kid’s future.
I know it’s imperfect. I know it’s difficult to have a school routine when you don’t have enough quiet workspaces for all of your kids—and you’re trying to work from home too. It’s OK. Just do what you can, and trust that the gaps in your kids’ education during COVID-19 will even out later. They will.
2. Carefully quarantining your family is the best thing you can do for your kid’s future during COVID-19.
I know it takes time and energy. I know it’s stressful. I know you’re having to think about survival details you’ve never thought of before. I know you wonder when it will ever be over.
But keep on. One day at a time.
When you quarantine, you help protect your kids and others from grief over the deaths of people they love—and you protect us all from an unnecessarily prolonged economic downturn.
The more diligently we quarantine, the faster this will be over. I promise.
3. Remind yourself daily: This is temporary.
Dr. Eileen M Feliciano, Psy.D. comforts us with these words: “Take time to remind yourself that although this is very scary and difficult, and will go on for an undetermined amount of time, it is a season of life and it will pass. We will return to feeling free, safe, busy, and connected in the days ahead.”
4. COVID-19 will not diminish your child’s future college or grad school prospects.
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