About This Episode
Parenting styles are influenced by the culture around us. Today’s parents adjust according to the needs of each child, and there is a focus on doing what is best for each child. In an effort to help their kids be successful, though, some parents may err on the side of over-scheduling them. This creates a lot of stress for both the kids and the parents. The thing to work towards is balance. Yes, provide nurturing opportunities for children to help them grow, but while you do that make sure to schedule self-care for yourself as well so the stressors of life won’t wear you out. The bottom line is that parents need to schedule time to nurture their spirit and well-being. As a parent, when you work towards enjoying a healthier balanced life, you will manage stress better, and ultimately that will help you parent from a better place.
People On This Episode
Dr. Alicia La Hoz
This Week's Action
Work on Self Care
- Take out a journal and write out what your best day would look like. Imagine what an ideal day would look like from morning to night. Include all of the details you can image.
- Go ahead and take out your calendar, and schedule a day where you commit to live out your ideal day.
Surround Yourself with a Supportive Network
- Join a parenting workshop in your community. Listening to other parents’ challenges and receiving some helpful tips from them can be of great help. Check out Family Bridges’ website calendar for a workshop near you.
- Can’t find a time or a place that is convenient for you? Go ahead and rally your friends or neighbors and work through this parenting program with others.
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