Parenting Self-Care

Mindful Dads


Fathers can also greatly benefit from mindful communication with their children. Being present and practicing mindfulness with children is easier said than done. While new mothers are traditionally expected to be mindful, fathers are often understudied and overlooked when it comes to the relationships they form and nurture. While there is little research that [...]

Mindful Dads2021-05-13T23:45:05+00:00

Benefits of a Mindful Mom


Learn how practicing mindfulness can help with some of the stresses of motherhood. Nothing in the world can fully describe the emotional roller-coaster that is motherhood. Motherhood marks a new chapter in a woman’s story and brings with it a new sense of purpose and meaning to life. Mothers experience a myriad of new [...]

Benefits of a Mindful Mom2021-05-13T23:42:46+00:00

A Special Kind of Stress


Calming techniques for the chaos and anxiety of special needs life. Raising a child with special needs is a challenging task that can drain parents, especially when effective coping methods are absent. Brain development in children is a complex process that depends on several factors, including nutrition, social interaction, and engaging in numerous activities. [...]

A Special Kind of Stress2021-05-13T23:43:26+00:00

How to De-stress in a Crisis


These times are challenging, there is no doubt. Focusing on one’s mind in the moment can bring great insight, as it allows one to think clearly about the subject matter at hand. Mindful Parenting is simply an ongoing intention to pay attention to thoughts, feelings, and emotions in the present moment and taking a pause [...]

How to De-stress in a Crisis2021-01-28T20:00:35+00:00

Wellness Tips for Parents Working at Home


As days pass, the Novel Coronavirus continues to account for the dysregulation of the lives of a significant portion of the global population. This has triggered feelings of anxiety, depression, and fear among people regardless of their cultures, genders, or ages. As a matter of fact, the phenomenon poses a great cause for discord [...]

Wellness Tips for Parents Working at Home2021-01-28T19:58:47+00:00

4 Ways to Calm Yourself When Dealing With Your Child’s Potent Emotions


On the parenting rollercoaster of emotion, it often seems that anger is expressed more than any other, and the daily pressures of life don’t make keeping your cool any easier. Once the feeling erupts, it can be hard to control it. Often parents end up lashing out, and then experience guilt and dismay for their [...]

4 Ways to Calm Yourself When Dealing With Your Child’s Potent Emotions2020-10-09T18:42:03+00:00

The Importance of Connecting Daily With Your Kids


Today’s lifestyle is focused on electronic connections. The amount of screen time has exploded along with the information age. Studies show that teens spend approximately nine hours a day in front of screens. Kids aged 8-12 get about six hours of screen time each day, creating a society that is being raised in a digital environment.The [...]

The Importance of Connecting Daily With Your Kids2021-04-22T23:46:11+00:00

The Parent Timeout: What to Do When Your Emotions Are Out of Control


Parenting is an emotional job. We love our children and want to share only good feelings with them. Sometimes, however, we have to choose to be a parent before being friends with our children. This can mean annoyance, anger, or even resentment. When parents are confronted with big emotions, taking a parental time-out can restore [...]

The Parent Timeout: What to Do When Your Emotions Are Out of Control2021-02-18T22:34:13+00:00

3 Ways to Manage Yourself on Bad Days


Stress is a fact of modern adult life. The energy needed to maintain a career, home, family, and social life can be difficult to gather some days. When your personal reserves are running low, your relationships suffer. In addition to a number of serious physical symptoms, stress contributes to anxiety, anger, irritability, and depression. [...]

3 Ways to Manage Yourself on Bad Days2021-03-26T05:33:10+00:00

Parenting Self-Care


Are you a Helicopter Parent? – Some Convincing Reasons Not to Overprotect Your Kid   When our kids hurt, we feel it, too. Parents go out of their way to protect young ones from all forms of mental, physical, and emotional harm. But is this always the best choice? Emotional regulation is an essential life [...]

Parenting Self-Care2020-08-12T18:14:29+00:00

Build Your Village Before Epic Parenting Failures Happen


Despite the wonders of technology, our communities are more isolated than ever. Even though we can send videos and texts across the world in seconds, many of us are living with smaller social groups and thin support systems. A recent survey found that nearly 1/3 of Americans suffer from chronic loneliness. This statistic has [...]

Build Your Village Before Epic Parenting Failures Happen2020-08-12T18:47:32+00:00

5 Things Parenting Books Don’t Tell You About Raising a Kid


Books from psychologists, educators, and other childhood experts are an essential source of information for struggling parents. However, even the most well-qualified writer can’t tell the whole story. Your experience isn’t any less valid or correct if it doesn’t match what is written in the popular parenting books. Here are five of the most [...]

5 Things Parenting Books Don’t Tell You About Raising a Kid2020-08-12T18:47:53+00:00