4 Ways Parents Can Maintain Productivity During Lockdown

Available for Interviews:  Dr. Colleen Cira

Dr. Colleen Cira, Psy.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in Women and Trauma, and has worked with hundreds of people struggling with mental health issues.


Talking Points on What Dr. Cira Can Say in an Interview
On How Parents Can Maintain Productivity During Lockdown:

Dr. Colleen Cira is the Founder and Executive Director of The Cira Center for Behavioral Health in Illinois—a practice that  serves close to 1,000 clients a month during the pandemic.  Dr. Cira is also a parent to a 7 and 5 year old, so she is well-equipped to offer some advice about productivity while parenting and working from home. Here’s some suggestions to make lockdown more productive:

    1. Batch the things that you need to do. A rigid schedule might be too much to expect of yourself or your kids right now, but chunking the day into different activities helps to a) create structure and routine that also allows for a bit more chaos than an hour-by-hour break-down of the day; b) helps your kids adjust to life at home because they know what they can expect; c) keeps you on task when you’re too overwhelmed to figure out how to best use a chunk of available time.

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