Why finding a little down time is better for moms and kids.
Let’s face it, when you’re a mom it’s difficult to find time that’s just for you. A soak in a hot tub or curling up with a good book can be salvation for a busy mom, but sadly, too often finding those moments can seem like an impossible task. But a little “me time” is vital explains Alyson Schafer, author of Honey I Wrecked the Kids. “Many moms think that if they do anything for themselves that they must be selfish, and I have to really encourage parents, moms especially, to experiment with self-care. Think of it as self-care, not selfish.”
Alyson adds that verybody needs time to recharge their batteries and it has benefits beyond the immediate effects. “When you look after yourself, your kids are watching you act in a self respecting manner, and what you find is you become rejuvenated and when you become rejuvenated you are alive and you are ready to parent and engage in a far more productive way than you could than if you were beat up, tired and worn down.”
The Parent Report’s expert guest is Alyson Shafer, a psychotherapist and author of author of Honey I Wrecked the Kids.
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