Parenting is hard in and of itself. Just being a parent is hard. Parenting with Coronavirus is even harder. Now I can’t even turn to the other moms at Starbucks. I can’t even leave the house. If I try to Facetime with another Mom my three year old runs into the bathroom. Who can I turn to for parenting advice? Fortunately there’s the collective wisdom of Twitter. Twitter never fails me. It’s like a parenting guru there to guide me through the rough times.
Below I scoured the web for the most timeless advice I could home Twitter could give me with parenting.
1) This is true and in all seriousness cheered me up.
We're all facing unique and specific challenges right now: financial struggles, relational fractures, physical illness, parenting adversity, fatigue, depression, loneliness,
Whatever your burdens are tonight: be encouraged. You're not alone.
— John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz) April 26, 2020
2) This is something my husband would say. Don’t show him this.
Man, parenting sucks. My four year old just yelled “it came in my mouth!” and I’m not allowed to throw out a “That’s what she said?!” This is bullshit.
— John Metta 📜🖋 ✊🏽 (@JohnMetta) April 26, 2020
3) That’s why I’m doing this column! You can’t parent right through this pandemic!
Just like parenting, there is no one way to do this pandemic right.
Maybe you are escape reading. Maybe you are scrolling through endless feeds. Maybe you are buying weird item you may not need.
It's okay. This is not something we planned for. Just take care of yourself.
— Kelli Russell Agodon (@KelliAgodon) April 19, 2020
4) I’ve yet to do this. I’ve taken note.
Parenting tip in the midst of very hard times.
Don't enter any rooms in your house unless you're fully clothed as you may just walk into your childs Zoom Classroom.
— Lynn Ruane (@SenLynnRuane) April 20, 2020
5) This was true before the pandemic. But it was easier to drop them off somewhere.
If young kids are home, there are no days off. Parenting is a job.
— Nick Craver (@Nick_Craver) April 20, 2020
6) This is completely true. Remind me in 5 years.
Parenting advice from @NYGovCuomo who has 3 daughters: "Even if you don't like the boyfriend, the answer can only be, 'I like the boyfriend.'"
— Chris Jansing (@ChrisJansing) April 19, 2020
7) Damn, 40 days at home, I can’t BE more present.
One of the great things #QuarantineLife has taught me about parenting is, it’s far more important for me to “be with” than it is to “do with”.
I’m always wanting to do do do-they just want me to be present with them.
— Dan Orlovsky (@danorlovsky7) April 23, 2020
8) My youngest dropped it already.
Parenting is basically me trying to get my phone back from one of my kids
— Charlie Condou (@Charliecondou) April 19, 2020
9) This has happened already too.
Sometimes parenting is fine and other times your kid is dangling a laundry basket over a 2nd floor railing and you ask them to please stop and they say “just a sec” then accidentally drop the basket on your head and you start crying and say “it was so MEAN of you not to listen!!”
— Anne Thériault (@anne_theriault) April 24, 2020
10) And exhausting.
Parenting is freaking heartbreaking.
— Steve Gadlin (@CatDrawingGuy) April 20, 2020
11) Aye.. like a parent. Parenting is not for the week lassie!
Parenting is not for the weak.
— Joey Sulipeck FOX13 (@joeysulipeck) April 23, 2020