Navigating Parenting Challenges & How to Refocus
There is only one thing we know for sure when it comes to parenting: It’s hard work.
“Parenting is the most rewarding job imaginable, but it’s hard too,” writes the Edgewood Clinical Services’ team on their recent blog. “Each stage of parenting has its challenges from infant sleep regression to the day they are navigating their parenting challenges. How do you cope when you lose sight of the parenting joys?”
Here are some tips for how to step away from the parenting chaos and refocus:
Create daily habits of connection with your child
From setting aside time to laugh and play together to creating 15 minutes of one-on-one time with each child, creating connection is a crucial part of parenting. Edgewood shares some great examples of daily habits that create connection here.
Lose the guilt and trust yourself
Embrace the parenting choices you have made without comparing them to anyone else–this includes embracing the way your child is uniquely wired.
Take care of yourself
Self-care isn’t selfish, it’s necessary. Do whatever it takes to carve out time to do things taht bring refreshment to your soul.
Read the entire blog post here. And be sure to share with us what tips you have or keeping yourself focused on the joys of. parenting.