021: Self-Care For Parents

January 16th, 2019 · 35 mins 39 secs

About this Episode

Parent Driven Development

Episode 021: Self-Care For Parents

00:25 Defining Self-Care

  • Refilling your energy bucket.
  • Naps.
  • Taking care of your human body.
  • Parenting yourself.

04:50 Flexible Sleep and Work Schedules

  • Treating yourself with respect and kindness.
  • Doing things for the good of the family.

10:56 Parenting Identities

  • Time spent caregiving vs adulting.
  • Having different strengths as parents.
  • Having a network of "other" parents and families. "Intentional Community."

17:24 Specific Self-Care Suggestions

  • Setting your environment.
  • Meditation.
  • Having non-distracting routines and activities.
  • Cooking.
  • Creative outlets: Music, etc.

27:05 Being Okay with Kids Temporary Unhappiness and Discomfort

30:49 Genius / Fail Moments

  • KWu: Her son called her Mama!! (#Genius)
  • Chris: Teaching his kids sarcasm. (#Genius)
  • Jess: Teaching her son to use Google Home to tell him jokes! (#Genius)
  • Mandy: Mazie's first chorus concert. (#Genius)

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Mandy Moore
Jess Szmajda
Chris Sexton