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Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Parenting Tip - How To Manage Every Day Stress

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Parenting Tip - How To Manage Every Day Stress

Parenting does not have to be something that stresses you out all the time. There are proven methods to take care of your children without stressing you. Here are just some of the ways to help you manage your daily stresses and anxieties while taking care of your children.

Share the responsibilities of being a parent with your partner. Do not try to do everything all at once. If you and your spouse can learn to work together then parenting will not be anywhere near as stressful. Your stress will decrease when you share the responsibilities in taking care of the children.

Many times we tend get 'overwhelmed' with many different tasks that we face in our day. When this occurs, you should stop what you are doing and try to find something to do for a few minutes so that you can get your mind off of the problem. You could take a walk, read a book, or watch some T.V to get your mind off what's happening. This will help you to refocus on your present situation without being clouded by emotion.

Do not put off tomorrow what you can do today. Things have a tendency to build up if you keep procrastinating. Do what you can do today. If you have to help your kids with a school assignment, then try to get started today instead of waiting till the end of the week. When the end of the week comes, you will feel better that you got started right away.

Learn to pace yourself. Don't try to do too much all at once because you will definitely get burned out. A person can only do so much in any given day. Keep organized and take one task at a time. This will help you to manage your stress levels more effectively.

Also, make sure you take a day to relax. Taking the day off to go to the beach or to go shopping will help you to relax. Organize a babysitter or let your spouse take care of the children for part or all of the day.

Parenting does not have to be a stressful job. Finding ways to cope with your stresses will help you to enjoy taking care of your children and enjoy spending time with them and bonding. Remember too that you're not alone and that you can seek out free and professional services in your community.

Being a parent is one of if not the most important 'job' in the world and it's a BIG one so don't be afraid to ask for help!

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This is the first of many posts to come about all the parenting tips I have gathered over the years as a single mom.

I hope that they help you in being the best parent you can be in raising healthy, happy and balanced children, and also help you to take good care of yourself!

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