Parents and COVID Mental Health

Researchers are compiling data on the effect the pandemic has had on the health of parents and children. A new report from the American Psychological Association reveals the toll that the pandemic has taken on the physical and mental health of parents who have children under the age of eighteen living at home. If this is your situation, you know that the last year has been filled with challenging parenting hurdles and tasks that none of us had ever encountered before. It’s not surprising that the stress has led to parents being more likely than non-parents to be diagnosed with a mental health disorder during the pandemic. Sleep and exercise habits have changed. Anxiety is on the rise. People are choosing to drink. Parents report significant weight gain. Today,we want to remind you to avoid allowing the stress of these times to take you out of spending daily times of perspective-correcting refreshment in God’s Word, and in prayer. God will be with you always!