Coping with the stress of parenting
Tips and tricks for dealing with the stress of being a parent.
Having children can be stressful, we all know that.
Getting kids ready for school, getting dressed for work and dishing up a nutritious breakfast can make you stressed-out even before you arrive at work.
Here are a few tips to help you and your children cope better.Don’t try to be a super-parent
Just try the best you can. Trying to do everything on your own is unrealistic. Ask for help from family or friends and learn to delegate. If you are less pressurized and stressed, your relationship with your children is bound to be more fulfilling.Be encouraging
Encourage your child’s autonomy and individuality. Set a good example so they may learn from you, but allow your child to develop his/her own way of doing things (within limits, of course!).Watch out for stress
Children react to stress in a different way to parents. Seek help for you child if you notice any of the following:1.
Changes in eating or sleeping patterns in the absence of illness2.
Withdrawal and/or lack of need for social interaction3.
Loss of interest in things he/she used to find enjoyable4.
Excessive moodiness or irritability5.
Sudden deterioration in academic or sport performance
If you're worried about any particular behaviour displayed by your child, always consult your doctor.Join the conversation. Follow Parent24 on Facebookand Twitter.How do you deal with stress in your day-to-day life?