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5 ways to de-stress as a parent

Modeling coping strategies for your children can teach them to de-stress. Photo: Pexels

(Brianne Gentile/ Parenting Today) –– Parenting can be stressful. Heck, it’s usually stressful.

In and of itself, that would be fine: stress is a necessary part of life. The problem is that you need to counterbalance it with de-stressing, but as a parent you’re always busy, and always feeling compelled to put your own needs last.

It’s important to manage stress as a parent – and you can do that without neglecting your children or any of your other responsibilities. In fact, since stress makes you less productive, de-stressing effectively gives you more time. Here are five ways for parents to de-stress. (…)