Being a parent can be one of life's most joyful and rewarding experiences, but there are times in everyone's life when the demands of daily living cause stress. The additional stress of caring for children can make parents feel angry, anxious, or just plain "stressed out". Studies have shown that parents have higher stress levels than non-parents. These tensions are a normal, expected part of family life, and parents can learn healthy ways to cope in order to achieve overall wellness.

Symptoms of Stress:

  • Insomnia
  • Anger Outbursts
  • Weight Changes
  • Depression and/or Anxiety
  • Stomach aches/headaches
  • Lower Immune System
  • Chest Pain
  • Isolation

Self Care Strategies:

  • Regular exercise
  • Proper Nutrition
  • Get Enough Sleep
  • Hobbies
  • Realistic Expectations
  • Breathing Exercises
  • Plan Ahead
  • Laughter
  • Social Support/Accept Help

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