MFP 129 : Parenting During Crisis – The Corona Diaries

Day 1: No big deal. We can do this.
Day 2: Did school with kids. Ended in tears. Argued with teenagers.
Day 3: Screens all day. Gave up on abstaining from alcohol for Lent.
Day 4: What are we doing??? Get me out of here!

Does this sound like you? We won’t lie – all of the sudden being forced to be with all of our children 24/7 is not easy. We are struggling just like everyone else! But instead of asking God “why?” we need to ask “what?”. What do you want to teach us, Lord? What do you want us to do? What do you want to show us? We have said many times that parents are the first teachers of their children and leaders of their families. Today we see that more clearly than ever! This crisis is giving us the opportunity to rid ourselves of all the extraneous activities that normally distract us and allowing us to focus on our children. Listen in as we give some valuable ideas, encouragement, and inspiration for this time or any time of crisis.

   “We know certainly that our God calls us to a holy life. We know that he gives us every grace, every abundant grace; and though we are so weak of ourselves, this grace is able to carry us through every obstacle and difficulty.” ~ St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

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