Why Self-Care is Important to Parenting

With all the roles parents and caregivers need to fulfill finding time to engage in self-care is hard. It is also necessary for our well-being and the well-being of our families. This resource from the Child Mind Institute acknowledges why self-care is essential and guidance of how to incorporate it in our daily lives.

Self-Care in the Time of Coronavirus

Parents and caregivers are balancing a lot. Engaging in self-care daily can often feel unrealistic, especially in the time of the pandemic. This resource, from the Child Mind Institute, is designed for parents and caregivers to prioritize your own well-being which provides benefits for the whole family. 

Self-Care Apps/Resources

Need quick access to calming/coping strategies? This resource provides links to free apps and videos individuals can practice as they practice self-care

National Institute of Mental Health-Sharable Resources for Coping with COVID

Coping with COVID is a resource page on the National Institute for Mental health’s website that has a bunch of shareable resources for adults and students regarding mental health and COVID.

Self-Care for Kids: 8 Practical Ways to Promote your Child’s Mental Health on a Daily Basis

Self-Care for Kids is an excellent resources for parents to help support children’s self-care.

Self Care for Everyone During COVID

Self Care for Everyone provides simple and easy self-care strategies.

The Monday Refresh 

The Monday Refresh has lots of resources for breathing, mindfulness, etc.  Here is a good one page reminder of things people can do on Monday and all week long to reset

Portable Practices for Promoting Self-Care

Portable Practices is a great one page site that has some general self-care ideas and lots of good websites/podcasts where additional self-care ideas can be found.

Dealing with Constant Change

Dealing with Constant Change is a resource to for self care ideas, management for parents, and schools educators.