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Meditation doesn’t do the dishes: Self-care tips for parents with burnout

There’s a difference between self-soothing and self-care. The former offers short-term relief while the latter can contribute to greater wellbeing that lasts. Self-care for parents isn’t the same as me-time or self-improvement. It’s sustainable, nourishing, and compassionate.  Checking in with yourself doesn’t have to feel like another chore, and you…

A licensed marriage and family therapist delves into 5 research-backed techniques that prove important to parenthood

Research shows that there are a few keys to good parenting: encouragement, limit-setting, monitoring and supervision, problem-solving, and positive involvement. Encouragement is all about showing your child positive attention, so as to encourage good behavior. Limit-setting involves setting clear rules as well as clear guidelines for discipline if those rules…

You can be a good mom to your newborn and stay on top of your physical, mental, and emotional health—here’s how

While it’s important to prioritize your newborn’s health, it’s equally as important that you take care of yourself as well. Keep your physical health on track by staying hydrated and eating nutritious foods. You should also maintain open communication with your doctor and continue to listen to your body’s cues….

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