Family Concerns and Stress About Going Back Into Public During the Pandemic
The Working Parents of WCG is an Employee Resource Group that meets to discuss topics of interest to working parents. This discussion regards our desire as parents to do the best for our children by giving them opportunities while protecting them from the risks of the pandemic. Striking this balance can be stressful as disagreement about safety procedures exists within communities and families. This adds to a long period of stress already experienced as children have been at home with working parents. Now, back-to-school season brings new stress for many. Coping strategies discussed here include acknowleging ones own stress and reaching out for support from others. Employee Assistance Programs offer professional counseling for some. When questions about pandemic-related safety arise, the group recommends asking for guidance from medical professionals qualified to give scientific, fact-based advice.