Unprecedented--"never known or done before"--is correctly used to describe these days. When living through such a time, people might be called explorers or pioneers as we create new paths, ideas, routines, and experiences. In such uncharted territory, we're bound to make some mistakes. That's what happens when you're a newbie, novice, beginner, or inexperienced.
What hopefully will happen when we goof up, is that we'll say, without judgment or blame, "Wow, that didn't work very well. I wonder what I might do differently next time for a better/easier/smoother experience." Like we did with our children when they were learning to walk, hopefully we'll dust ourselves off (if needed) and encourage ourselves to keep on going.
So if yesterday was disastrous 💣 . . .
or this morning has gotten off to a wonky start 📉 . . .
or if you're feeling completely clueless 🤷♀️ . . .
or if you're totally freaking out inside 😱, remember 👇 👶 you're new at this AND 🕵️♀️ THIS is new situation no families have ever experienced on such a scale (it's intriguing that this virus is also referred to with "novel" a term referencing it's previously unknown status)
SO, don't expect yourself to have the answers, know what the "right" thing to do is, or do anything perfectly. Those are completely unfair expectations and will only add more stress to an already stress-abundant time.
Sending you much love today and all days. You are a pioneer and I hope you treat yourself gently on this journey. ❤️💜💛💙💚🧡 #consciousparenting #peacefulparenting #gentleparenting #calmparenting #kindparenting #coronavirusmeme #parentinggoals #parentingquotes #parentingadvice #parentingtips #parentingproblems #momprobs #parentlife #motherlife #parentslove #parenting101 #healingjourney #raisingdaughters #raisingsons #raisingkids #progressoverperfection #learningprocess #attachment #childdevelopment #growinguptogether #workingmomlife #stayathomemommy #stayathomedads #emotionalintelligence #empoweryourself