Self-Care for Parents

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.



When will I have time for self-care?

How can I manage stress and anxiety as a parent?


Brittany OlsenUndivided Editor

An editor and cartoonist who loves using words and images to simplify and share ideas. She has ten years of experience as a copy editor and lives near Portland, Oregon. She often spends her free time going on nature walks with her dog or trying new bread recipes.

Reviewed by

Jennifer Drew, Undivided Senior Editor

Promise Image
Each piece of content has been rigorously researched, edited, and vetted to bring you the latest and most up-to-date information. Learn more about our content and research process here.
A Navigator is your Partner at each turn
Every Undivided Navigator has years of experience supporting families raising kids with disabilities or parenting their own. Partner with an Undivided Navigator for a free Kickstart to learn first hand what support feels like!
Expert-driven content, guidance, and solutions.
Member events and office hours with real answers, plus access to our private parents' group.
Priority to begin a free Kickstart of the Undivided Support System with a dedicated Navigator.
“It’s so helpful to have one place that you can go to get many answers.”–Leeza Woodbury, with Navigator Kelly since 2020
*Currently offering Navigator Kickstarts to residents of California