Eleanor Roosevelt said it best. “Remember, no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
With all the turmoil and uncertainties surrounding COVID-19, it is easy to fall into an inferior mindset. Specifically, single parents carry most of the weight by balancing their roles of serving as a mother and a father.
Single parents, it is important to stay encouraged and pay close attention to the signs of feeling inadequate:
When one has feelings of inadequateness then try one or all of the following:
Upgrade ones skills to meet the demands of the “post COVID-19” workforce.
Modify and manage the household schedule to meet daily needs and demands.
Ensure the health and safety of the children.
Monitor and care for ones own mental and personal health.
Seek professional help, if necessary.
Children are observant and are like sponges. They soak up the values we display and the response to change. No matter how big or small the situation, a child observes how a parent responds. Let them see how to overcome a crisis by empowering and surpassing levels of inferiority.
Remember, no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”