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Child Guidance Center remains open to serve the mental health needs of the families of Duval County during the COVID crisis. Our operations may have changed, but we haven’t! Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if we may be of service to you and your children. Our (904) 448-4700 number is monitored throughout every week day. Our mobile crisis team is responsive 24/7 for mental health crisis situations. (904) 982-4911. Please stay safe and contact us, (904) 448-4700, if you need us.

Balancing Family, Work and Home

YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT WHAT YOU OUGHT TO DO ARE VERY POWERFUL AND CAN BE THE BEGINNING OF THE CONFLICT BETWEEN WORK AND HOME. SET YOUR PRIORITIES AND THEN HELP OTHERS TO UNDERSTAND YOUR CHOICES. DISTINGUISH BETWEEN REASONABLE AND UNREASONABLE DEMANDS ON YOUR TIME.

  • Be where you are - at work, think about work and at home, think about home.
  • Remember that people are more important than things.
  • Think more about the positive things your children do and less about the negative.
  • Accept a standard for housekeeping that gives you room for other things.
  • Let go – you don’t have to do everything yourself; delegate to your spouse, partner, children, colleague, secretary, work group.
  • Learn to say “no” to those things that won’t matter in 5 years.

TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF

  • Laugh a lot; read cartoons, watch funny movies, find friends that tell jokes, watch and listen to your children.
  • Talk with friends, spouse, your parents or siblings.
  • Take care of your health: eat well and exercise.
  • Have interests outside of your family or work.
  • If you are feeling overwhelmed, stressed or out of sorts, find out why.

Jane M. Chafin, LCSW, ACSW
Clinical Director