Tips To Deal With Parenting Stress

by Deepti Gupta

Parenting can be very stressful. It doesn’t matter if you are a work from home parent or a full-time working parent. Most parents try their best to remain cool and calm but give in to all of the stress that builds up through the day.

African kid having fun

So, how to deal with parenting stress? Follow the below-mentioned tips to keep the parenting stress at bay and experience a delightful connection with family:

Acknowledge the positive aspect

Lockdown has been tough for all of us including kids. Replace your negative thoughts with gratitude for what you have. Also, praise your kids for going strong despite the unexpected turn of events this year.

Share Screen Time with Kids

Use screen time of kids to connect with them. Watch shows and movies with them of their choice, instead of reprimanding them for too much screen time.

Additionally, make it an interactive session discussing favorite scenes, shows or performances. It would ensure you stay happy while raising happy kids.

Go on a Mental Vacation

In order to relieve the stress, you need to help yourmind divert from things that trigger anxiety and worry. This is easy if you focus on preparing yourself for a mental vacation. Simply relax your muscles and take a few deep breaths.

Now close your eyes and imagine you’re at a scenic place with your kids and enjoying some fun activity.

You must try to experience the event for around 10 to 15 minutes. This mini-vacation for your mind will restore your calmness.

Home Activities

Bond with your kids over simple home activities. This is important for developing a healthy bond and values in kids. Indulge together in-home activities such as baking cakes, making cards, mopping, DIY crafts and much more.

Following the above-listed tips will help you to deal with parenting stress as well as raise happy, healthy and focused kids.

You can catch Deepti on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and subscribe to her parenting blog: Delightful Parenting.

A true-crime-obsessed 30-something-year-old, quirky lifestyle blogger from the coastal city of East London, South Africa who's interests include reading, writing and fitness. Find me on Twitter @WeirdnLiberated.
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