The Site of David Gustys


In the COVID-19 isolation phase, families stay together 24/7. Our family is no different. At times it is mentally hard.

I think me and my wife are quite good with each other and we do not have significant fights, only minor so far. On the other hand, for me, handling children is more stressful as they are quite young and thus demand a lot of attention.

My children's feelings, their development, and my relationship with them is of the utmost importance to me. The problem here is work. It is hard to draw the line. Even though you say to them - "papa is working" - they still come and distract you, and you let them do that. One could say it's their "work" to seek attention. Later you are stressed because of "how much have you done today" - work-wise, and even though you try to calm by saying yourself - "children are my most important work" - the stress still gets to you.

I think there is no magic bullet. We try to educate our children and make routines around "work", so that everyone can spend their time allocated and distraction-free or in children's case distraction-full.

So if you have a hard time - know that you are not alone.

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