As parents, we want to create a safe environment and provide our kids with the tools to learn, grow, and interact with the world. We are often juggling various responsibilities and wearing different hats to ensure the safety and support of our family. During this pandemic, it can feel as though we have more time to accomplish the projects we have been putting aside and feel guilty when we can’t finish all that we put on our to-do list.
Valerie Williams, a licensed therapist and mother of two, addresses the guilt we feel and provides tools that we could use to support our children and ourselves during these times. We chatted with Valerie earlier last month to get some insights on how to reduce the pressures we put on ourselves and to navigate conversations with our children when talking about COVID-19.
Valerie Williams is a licensed psychotherapist, coach, counselor and communication strategist who drives change, engagement and solutions. If you would like to contact Valerie Williams, you can find information on how to reach her on her website.