Parenting in a pandemic presents a particular set of challenges. There have never been more demands on your time and the resources that normally exist to support day to day life have been stripped away. That's precisely the formula that leads to stress.

On this edition of You OK? broadcaster and author Louise McSharry and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist Niamh Connolly, talk about the experience of parenting in a pandemic, what is happening to our brains and bodies when we feel overwhelmed and what are some strategies that can help.

If you’d like to hear more from Louise you can tune in 2FM Saturday and Sunday mornings at 9 o’clock and you can find more information about Niamh’s work at