Self-Care for Parents
It’s not uncommon for parents to spend so much time juggling OT, PT, IEPs, doctor’s visits, and other immediate needs that we don’t take time to check in on how we’re feeling. Here are some resources that help caregivers fill their own cups.
When will I have time for self-care?
We understand how challenging it can be to manage your child’s care and also find time for your own needs. It’s a good idea to schedule time for activities that support your physical, mental, and emotional health. Check out this advice from Dr. Rita Eichenstein with a long list of resources for self-care during stressful times.
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