Happy Friday, everyone. Happy start of spring. (My 10-year-old took that picture yesterday on our morning dog walk.) Happy, well, I don’t know … what else do you have for me? Any parenting silver linings? We’d love to hear them. Email us at email@example.com – we may compile some into a nice little blog post to inspire and delight. Let us know if we can use your name.
That said, this time is tough and scary, no doubt about it. My kids miss seeing their grandpa who lives nearby, and I’m pretty sure the feeling is mutual. There’s a ton of weird free time now that we’re staying away from everyone and everything is canceled. And all the nagging to wash hands! Well, if you want to help your kids get through, read this piece and see if you can help them practice mindfulness. In fact, it may be a help to you, as it was to me when I was editing it. In full disclosure, Linda Ryden is a teacher in my son’s public elementary school and we feel so lucky that her Peace Class is part of their regular school day. It all may sound a little woo woo to you, but I asked her to share these tips because I know they have been incredibly useful for my kids, and for their classmates.
In other news, our home-schooling starts Monday (our kids have been on “spring break” this week, so no official learning). How’s that going for you, particularly if you’re still trying to work, stay healthy and keep steady? Here are some tips as we all navigate this new world together, but apart. Please, apart.
Hang in there, everyone. We’re thinking of you and wishing you the best.