It’s hard to fathom that we’re currently approaching the end of our second year since Covid-19 started making its way around the world. Yet here we are, with our lifestyles and livelihoods still significantly impacted by the pressures of a pandemic.
So, how are we all coping? I don’t know about you, but each time I hear those official announcements on what stage or phase we are now entering, I flip into this weird autopilot reaction to the news. I recently talked to a group of parents (actually my mates, but still a fair sample I reckon) about their coping mechanisms and found that while we all have different reactions, there are some common threads in how we’re responding to the challenges. And with that completely unscientific research under my belt, I came up with four default styles for parenting in pandemic.