Post-pandemic life has left most parents feeling stressed and overwhelmed. You may try to figure out shortcuts that make your life a little easier, or you may feel completely lost on where to begin at all. If you’re feeling like you don’t have the bandwidth to be the parent you want to be, know that you’re not alone.
One recent study reports that 66% of working parents are experiencing “parental burnout” which may include increased anxiety, depression, use of alcohol, increased punitive parenting and even feeling distant from their kids. And the shortcuts that many parents are turning to—sugar, screen time, processed foods, skipping routines—may be making things worse, rather than better. So what can you do instead?
Peace At Home Principles are a great place to start. These are the building blocks of what science tells us helps children thrive and reach their full potential. By keeping these nine principles in mind, you can form more meaningful connections with your children and reduce your own stress in the process. And remember, progress not perfection. Pick one, work on it, and get support.
Peace At Home Principles:
Keep in mind that you don’t have to do everything perfectly to make a difference. By making small changes to daily practices, one step at a time, you can support your own wellbeing as well as your child’s. This will lead to increased happiness and improved connection within your family.
Take one step at a time and get support to battle those post pandemic challenges that are taking a toll on all of us—increased parental stress and child mental health challenges. More detailed information on each of these principles can be found here, and we invite you to check out our calendar for live, interactive workshops on this topic.
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