We all know that financial stress affects our relationships. When we’re worried about finances we have less emotional resources to resolve conflicts. The pandemic has magnified this. Not only is it more financially stressful, but the opportunity for conflict has increased with being together all day, every day. The activities we had built into our routines for stress-relief are gone.
How are you handling this? Are you more easily angered? Are family relationships more volatile? Are your children a little more edgy or reactive? Is sibling conflict tougher to deal with?
We are feeling this too. It is hard. It is easy to overreact and take offence. Sometimes anger, impatience and frustration set the tone in our home.
Can we redeem this time? Can we emerge from this time stronger, healthier, and closer to those we love the most? Can we create fun together instead of driving each other crazy? Instead of just surviving, we can see it as an opportunity to build some good habits and practices that will draw our family closer together?
This is our goal for our family. But we definitely need some help getting there.
Jenn Dean is a fantastic family coach and mentor who wants to help parents succeed in building strong relationships with their kids. She is encouraging and creative as she provides tools and strategies to help families move toward peace and harmony. During this time, she is offering free coaching tips at Families Matter Most and on facebook and instagram to help families reduce stress, enjoy each other, and do fun things together.
Changing habits and implementing new strategies takes consistency and accountability. If you are committed to emerging with stronger family relationships, join us in Jenn Dean’s 6 month Parenting Mastery Class with weekly teaching.
Let’s redeem this trial. Let’s look back on this time as the season when we focused on our families and built strong relationships to weather any storm.