Connections for Parents
Parenting is hard. Having a parenting network helps. In fact, research confirms that social connections benefit our physical and mental health, and our parent-child relationships. Plus, they’re fun. Camaraderie with other parents in similar situations helps you get through them. It also helps to have other positive role models around for the kids. Seek quality connections, not a quantity of connections.
Take time for you
With the kids back in school, now’s a good time to take time for you. Even if you work, take a morning, an afternoon, or simply an hour to regroup and recharge. To be the best we can be for our children, we need to do more for ourselves. Whether it’s a short walk or a long weekend, when you take care of your needs, you not only feel better, you model good self-care to your kids. No one benefits when you’re stressed out or burned out.