To be a working parent has always been challenging. As we adapt to lives lived almost entirely at home, many parents find themselves experiencing new levels of guilt, anger and frustration as they struggle to juggle work responsibilities, at-home learning, nontraditional routines, gaps in childcare and uncertainty about the future.
At the same time, nothing is more critical to children’s sense of safety and stability than the capacity of their primary caretakers to remain calm and self-regulated. Children may not fully understand the nuances of pandemics, politics and social unrest, but they do absorb like sponges whatever fear and anxiety their parents share reactively.
Our work to help support your organization’s working parents includes: