When you look around your home, you’ve probably let some things go, as we’ve all been adapting to our new normal. That’s perfectly reasonable. We’ve been in the “just getting by” mode. But there will be a transition back to normal, and how that will happen for your family is worth some thought. Now, we didn’t have time to prepare when we were thrown into this traumatic pandemic, but we can prepare for our journey out. Other topics include how parents can manage their teens who feel angrier and more withdrawn in quarantine.
As states try and determine the safest schedules to reopen businesses and schools, parents will want to think about an eventual transition back to normal and which family quarantine habits will be tough to break.
We didn't have time to prepare when we were thrown into this traumatic change, but we can prepare for our journey out.
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Lynn identifies the importance of bringing back structure, chores, and sleep routines to assist children, and
She shares how teens might even angrier and more withdrawn more and what to do about it.
We discuss this internet device to set screen limits. You can use our affiliate link for $20 off.
We discuss Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig doing a great lip sync duet to “Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now” from the movie Skeleton Twins. The scene will make parents of teens feel validated.
Lynn asks what we are seeing in our families and how has this increased stress manifested in your family patterns. Who is being more rigid? Blaming? Emotive? Withdrawn? How can this experience be a teacher showing areas of family behavior that can shift.
We discuss how the pandemic brought some powerful revelations, like "It took a pandemic to make me realize blank." Lynn references Jill Bolte Taylor's book My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey.
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