How Parents and Caregivers Can Deal With COVID-19 Pandemic Anxiety
“I feel strongly about self care,” Dr. Koplewicz says. “In this moment, it's so critical for parents — because it makes them better parents. You have to put your oxygen mask on yourself first.” He notes that parents and caregivers benefit from a daily routine the same way children do. Putting a premium on whatever will get you through — eating well, sleeping enough nightly, exercising and doing some kind of mindfulness activity — will have benefits that compound if you make time for it every day.