Parenting can be a challenging and all-encompassing experience. Parental self-care is essential to the health of children and families, however, options for improving your well-being may be constrained by your circumstances, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. It is critical to reframe self-care and wellness as a commitment to your values, and develop skills to help you be attuned to your own needs as well as your family’s.
Studies show that if your child has ADHD, Autism, addictive disorders or other disability or chronic illness, the well-being of a parent/caregiver can directly affect their children’s heath outcomes.
Use the 8 Steps to understand your own needs and create a self-care plan to parent in a way that supports your well-being. Learning skills to care for yourself and maintaining your own well-being improves the health of your children and family.