According to a study from the University of Michigan just released, parents in the US are finding that the stress of the pandemic is taking a toll on their parenting as well.

One in five parents report having spanked or slapped their child at least once, and two in five parents reported shouting, yelling and screaming at their children a few times or more, all in just the past two weeks.

According to researchers, parents are feeling the stress of social isolation and financial difficulties during the COVID-19 pandemic, and children are feeling the psychological and physical brunt of it.

Parents are trying to meet their children’s needs and home-school, often for the first time, while still having, in many cases, full-time work (from home), financial concerns, and loneliness, which is understandably affecting their parenting.

The problem is that our children need us now more than ever, and are also feeling stressed, uncertain and sad. This is the time to be strong and show up for our children, despite our own needs. We are here for you, and are ready to listen and help give you strategies to deal with this unprecedented situation, and leave yours and your child’s dignity and health intact. For starters, here is an article I wrote for you that might help.

Keep strong,

xo Natacha