Home Alone – The Guilt Of Being A Parent

Schools prepare to reopen

With schools looking like they will be reopening again soon parents find themselves experiencing a range of emotions as they prepare to hand their loved ones back into the capable hands of their teachers.

Relief seems to be the mood experienced by many mums and dads as they count the days off until they hand the baton back to the teachers. This is understandable considering the unfamiliar challenges that online and home schooling brings. However this welcome relief seems to be triggering an unjustified feeling of guilt that they are feeling this way in the first place.

School is the best place for your children

Not to mention the benefits that your children will experience when they are back at school learning from qualified teachers and socialising with their friends again. There is no question that the physical and emotional wellbeing of your child will be enhanced significantly as a result of their return to school.

Perhaps instead you might focus your attention on an appreciation for the wonderful job that our teachers do. You might now even find yourself having a new found respect and admiration for teachers.

Khody Damestani, co-founder of mental fitness company, Mymindpal reinforces this message for parents out there.

“If you are a parent now is not the time for self judgment. Congratulate yourself for having coped with the challenges of supervising and teaching your children the best you could. Show yourself kindness and compassion as this phase comes to an end and embrace the opportunity for your children to go back to school where the qualified teachers will do what they have been trained to do”.