As COVID-19 spread and schools closed their doors, parents of school-aged children had to adjust quickly. For many, the idea of trying to work full-time, remain a dutiful employee, and also now educate their children was overwhelming.
Many of these feelings have only increased as quarantine has continued. With masks still in place and vaccines slowly rolling out, this feeling of being overwhelmed may have turned into tiredness or anxiety. These feelings are only amplified by the return of in-person learning.
Parents may be anxious to send their children off to school because there are still many unknowns about how COVID-19 affects people, especially children. There is a chance that a family will expose their child to another whose family has not taken the same precautions against spreading the virus.
Centerstone wants to help parents navigate these unsure times. Below are tips to ease worries for parents who may feel strained by it all, as well as tips for decreasing nervousness toward sending kids to school.
Tips for parents who feel strained:
Tips for parents who feel nervous about sending their children to school:
Through this crisis, Centerstone remains fully operational and continuing to serve our clients and communities. As always, the health and well-being of our clients, staff, and community stakeholders is our main priority. We have implemented system-wide strategies that reduce the risk of exposure while preparing us to respond effectively in the event the current threat level escalates. To reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure at this time, almost all appointments are being conducted via telephone or telehealth (video).
If you are in crisis, please call our crisis line, call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room.
If you're still having trouble and would like to reach out to someone about counseling or other Centerstone services, contact us.