Author Archives: Cynthia Lechan-Goodman

How to Help Your Kids Through COVID-19 Related Disappointments

Dealing with a disappointment is very tough for kids from toddlers to teens. During the coronavirus, it can be particularly hard for kids to face disappointments caused by the coronavirus. Kids are now facing the simple disappointments of canceled play dates, to missing out on major life events such as proms and graduations. How can you help them to cope ...

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How to Deal With a Picky Eater During Coronavirus Lockdown

Do you have a picky eater? If so, then you know how tough mealtimes can be during the best of circumstances, but right now, during COVID quarantines, it can be downright impossible! It’s not easy for your choosey eaters either. Picky eaters may be seeing more unusual things on the table and may feel under more pressure to eat them. ...

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Is Your Child Regressing Under COVID-19 Lockdowns?

Since being stuck at home for over two months now, many parents of young children are reporting that their toddlers seem to be backsliding on developmental milestones they had already achieved. The stress and anxiety of illness, social distancing, being cooped up in quarantine, trying to work from home with children trying to distance learn from home, serious economic concerns ...

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Finding God During the Current Pandemic

Whether you are a true believer, someone who struggles with their faith, or a total non-believer, it is very hard for any of us to find God during times like the current coronavirus crisis. What we all are going through during this pandemic is unlike anything most of us have ever had to live through. We turn on the news ...

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Stop Pushing for Perfection and Embrace Being an Imperfect Mom

In the age of the so-called “supermom” are you holding yourself up to too high of a standard? A recent survey found that out of 13,000 people who were interviewed, 60% of moms felt like they were failing, especially during the first year of parenthood. Many moms feel guilty because they can’t live up to the standards of perfection that ...

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Coping With Co-Parenting during the COVID-19 Outbreak

Parenting during a separation is challenging no matter what, but co-parents may be having a particularly difficult time during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Despite continued “stay at home” orders in many states, children of separated parents still need to move between the two homes. This means that parents have to be equally sure that proper safety guidelines and online schooling schedules ...

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Dealing With Nightmares During the Coronavirus Outbreak

With all of the fears and anxieties caused by COVID-19, now more than ever your children could be experiencing nightmares. Your kids could be having specific bad dreams about themselves, you, or other family members coming down with the virus, or just increased nightmares about other “monsters” and such, which could be spawned by the increased tension and anxiety that ...

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Parents Need to Beware of These Apps!

Like it or not, thanks to COVID-19 quarantines, your kids are probably spending more time on their phones and computers than ever before. Kids need to be online, not only for remote learning but to maintain contact with their friends. But, now more than ever, it is urgent that parents are aware of what their kids are doing in the ...

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How to Be Your Best Pandemic Parent

Let’s face it, being a parent is never easy, and during these trying times, it can seem downright impossible. We are all facing additional pressures right now. The loss of jobs, being stuck at home, and increased responsibilities to maintain health and safety are just the tip of the iceberg. But, even in the worst of times, it is up ...

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