An Adeona Family Podcast: An Early Childhood Journey
Episode 11: Why Self Care is Vital for Parents and Caregivers
On this episode of the Adeona Family Podcast: An Early Childhood Journey, we discuss the importance of self care, support and mental health as a parent and care-giver, as well as practical tips for reaching your inner calm.
What is self care?
Self care refers to the ways and techniques we each can employ to look after ourselves that benefit our physical, mental and emotional well-being. Self care involves ways to fill our bucket and build capacity within ourselves so that we can help build capacity in others, especially as care-givers and families.
However, it’s important to remember that your self care is going to look different from someone else’s. Whether you’re extraverted or introverted or whatever the case may be, it’s about finding what works for you. And it can be difficult to put yourself first as a parent or care-giver or even find time for yourself, but ensuring your basic needs are met and filling your own cup is vital, particularly when it comes to achieving anything in relation to emotional regulation with a child.
Reach out for help
Our episode on co-regulation really sets the stage for “Why Self Care is Vital for Parents and Caregivers” as you can’t be calm with others if you are in a state of stress or dis-regulation.
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