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Motor Skill Development in Children

Motor skills are important for everyday function. Motor skills impact self-care, play, school and almost everything between! Here are developmental milestones to look for in your kids. Read More

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Taking care of yourself the parent edition

 Parent Self-Care:

 

Let’s be honest, parenting is one of the toughest jobs there is!  Of course it’s fun and rewarding, yet it can be tiring, patience-testing, and downright stressful.  Research continually indicates that parent health is associated with positive child adjustment and wellbeing.  This is one of the many reasons it is important for parents to balance their children’s needs with their own.  Here are just a few ways to engage in self-care.

 

Exercise: run, yoga class, bike, walk, better yet exercise with a friend

Read something pleasurable: a book, magazine, newspaper

Join a club: book club, cooking club, parent club

Go on dates with spouse/significant other

Spend time with friends

Connect with other adults or parents

Laugh, find humor in daily life

Meet spiritual needs

Sleep/nap

Have a few trusted babysitters on hand

Swap babysitting with a parent in your neighborhood

Watch or go to a movie

Go out for coffee or a meal

Spend time outdoors or in natural light

Get a massage, pedicure/manicure, or facial

Eat a well-balanced diet and enjoy a treat

Keep up with routine medical care

Journal

Keep up hobbies or learn something new

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