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Importance of self care for parents

Richa Aggarwal

Created by Richa Aggarwal
Updated on Sep 18, 2020

Reviewed by Expert panel

In order to be a calm, relaxed and loving parent, it is important that you take care of yourself well. This means you should recognize your feelings and should understand when you need some time off to restore mental and physical balance. Mental calm and mental stability is important for everyone. At Least half an hour, you must give time to yourself - indulge in some hobby, read a book, simply sit with your cup of tea in quiet or just lie down. This will rejuvenate and recharge you. 


Self-care means taking care of yourself and making sure your own needs are met. Self-care and mental health are well connected, and neglecting one can have a negative effect on the other. 


To avoid parental stress or burnout, it is important you take important steps off and on. 

Here are some ways you can make time for yourself:


  1. Find a hobby you can indulge in

  2. Find out fun activities that you can do with your kids

  3. Keep your home clean and tidy

  4. Teach your kids to be more independent

  5. Spend time with friends and family

  6. Have play dates with friends who have kids.


Watch this as Psychologist Richa Aggarwal talks about the Importance of self care for parents and how they can do that.

You may also like to watch this video with Psychologist Richa Aggarwal to know all about how to handle irritation, aggression in children and deal with it in an effective way and also how to structure their day.


This content has been checked & validated by Doctors and Experts of the parentune Expert panel. Our panel consists of Neonatologist, Gynecologist, Peadiatrician, Nutritionist, Child Counselor, Education & Learning Expert, Physiotherapist, Learning disability Expert and Developmental Pead.

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