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.
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.