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Dear Parents:

posted Apr 7, 2020, 4:10 AM by Kesha Simmons
Being a parent right now has become exceedingly difficult.  I hear your pain through the countless memes and passionate Facebook posts.  Let’s face it, most parents are accustomed to juggling many things.  But right now is a bit too much and I get it.  In fact, what you are being asked to do is not humanly possibly, according to Dr. Emily W. King, PhD.  Check out her manifesto on parenting amidst the coronavirus pandemic and be encouraged: 

“Parents: What we are being asked to do is not humanly possible.  There's a reason we are either a working parent, a stay-at-home parent, or a part-time working parent.  Working, parenting, and teaching are three different jobs that cannot be done at the same time. It's not hard because you are doing it wrong. It's hard because it's too much. Do the best you can.  When you have to pick, because at some point you will, choose connection.  Pick playing a game over arguing over an academic assignment.  Pick teaching your child to do laundry rather [than] feeling frustrated they aren't helping...If you are stressed, lower your expectations where you can and virtually reach out for social connection.  We are in this together to stay well, that means mentally well, too."