Parents & The Pandemic:

Parental
Self-Care

Since the 18th of March 2020, Malaysia has been in varying forms of lockdown for over a year now. This has led parents to become something of a master juggler these days – managing their work from home, caring for their children, along with all the other daily activities necessary to keep a house running. There’s no doubt that this can take a toll on a person.

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Mirroring Distress:
The Importance of Parental Self-Care

The Covid-19 situation has turned our lives upside down with our mental health taking the brunt of it. Fear, stress, and anxiousness are all normal responses. However, these negative feelings can affect our family when it goes unchecked.

Children especially take their emotional cues from their parents.

Even before they can understand languages, children are able to tell if we’re distressed, simply based on our facial expressions, body language, and tone of voice [1]. Additionally, children often learn through mimicking what we do, meaning that our children would soon adopt these negative emotions and thinking patterns.

So how do you prevent your stress from affecting your children?

The answer: Don’t forget about your own self-care.

Pandemic Parenting

With over a year under your belt, you’ve probably figured a way of parenting during the pandemic that has worked
for you – and that’s something to be proud of. However, did you factor your own self-care into your pandemic parenting style? Here are 4 tips on parenting in the pandemic while giving yourself some much-needed self-care:

These are tough times so go easy on your children and yourself. As they say,
‘take care of yourself so you can take care of others’.

A Treat For Parents

A gift for yourself or for a fellow Pandemic Parent,
Lou Lou James’ Natural Beauty Self Love Collection offers stylish deliver-ready self-care packages
 containing organic soaps and more to remind you to give yourself some self-love. 

Written by Jamie  I  Photography by Esty James  I  Creative Direction by Rainz L.