When students come to see me who are feeling so frustrated with people and situations beyond their control, I ask them to take a deep breath and explain how they are feeling

Keywords: covid 19 , parenting , mental health , school counselor , connecting with children , coronavirus isolation , high risk , isolated families

I also see myself getting very angry lately. And that is the hardest part for me. I can see and read too much about what other people are doing and I feel frustrated, hurt and honestly jealous sometimes. But then I remind myself that I need to take a deep breath and practice a little more empathy. It’s what I wish those people would do for us so I will choose to do it for them. Does that mean I agree with what some other people are choosing right now? No. But it does mean I will actively try to put myself in their shoes and let go of taking things so personally.

https://thekindschoolcounselor.com/2020/07/19/redirect-and-connect

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