Do you feel that sometimes you give so much to your children that you leave yourself empty? Working crazy hours, running around all day for activities, playdates and appointments leaves you exhausted, wanting a nap and yelling to those around us. Taking care of yourself plays a critical role in effective parenting, you must take care of yourself so you can take care of others. Taking care of yourself does not make you a “selfish” parent, practicing self-care makes you a “better” and “happier” parent.
Parents who practice taking care of themselves show their children that there are healthy ways to manage life’s challenges and create powerful teachable moments by exposing them to self-care management techniques.
Self-care looks different for every person, here is how you can start.
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Pasitos is an eco-friendly, bilingual community based on learning and fun. Through a play based Reggio inspired curriculum, children gain the necessary literacy skills to make them successful in both Spanish and English. At the same time, they build social and emotional skills in working with peers and the maestras. Together these skills help open their minds and language capabilities. Teachers interact with the children to build strong academics and positive social skills.