Today I am sharing “Three stressbusters for parents with children.” If they can be practiced each day throughout the week, there is a great chance they can become a habit and therefore relieve a little stress for parents in these challenging times.
Stressbusters for parents with children should always be done together and if you have more than one child, try to do them all together; when thinking of stress generically, we often realize that the same things seem to set it off; it’s always good to remember this quote: -
“Tension is a habit. Relaxing is a habit. Bad habits can be broken, good habits formed.”
With this, let us form some good habits.
Tip of the week “Form some good habits.”
“Use the ABC.”
Manage your stress before responding to the children using my ABC:
Acknowledge you are getting stressed.
Breathe and count to ten.
Choose how to respond in your new relaxed state.
Build relaxation into the daily routine; this habit you can do at intervals throughout the day (especially when you can hear the kids arguing)
“Make children laugh at least once a day:
Be a positive role model and take responsibility for your own emotions, and demonstrating self-care.
Take the kids for a walk and laugh together doing it. Do something together to help release stress.
“3E’s to build a relationship.”
Engage with them.
Explore how they are feeling.
Empower them (we)
What could you do together to reduce their stress?
It is always interesting working with parents and children, but the main thing I always say to parents is this: -
“Have fun, be grateful and be kind.”
“Playing is for everyone, and it is one of the best ways to relieve stress. Set an hour or two every day to play with your children”….. Rowena Cauba
… Make the time; you will never regret it.”
If you would like to know more about stressbusting for parents with children, please contact me for a chat; EDGE Coaching services have several services that can help you to manage your or your child’s’ stresses.
Feel free to share this article with other parents you feel may benefit.
Enjoy putting these into practice.
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Richie Forde, Performance Coach and the Founder of Edge Coaching Services.