Why is parenting self-care more important than ever? Because it’s been a trying year for everyone, but parents with young children have been hit especially hard because of COVID-19.
Schools replaced with remote learning, making moms and dads full-time teachers. Daycares closed. Playgroups forbidden. Playgrounds taped off. Youth sports canceled. Even the family vacation got scrubbed in 2020.
If you haven’t burned out yet, you’re probably on the brink.
The need for parents to practice self-care is greater than ever because of the added stress and demands on our time. Self-care isn’t being selfish. It’s ensuring you are healthy, relaxed and ready so you can be at the top of your game when the ones you love need you most.
Parental self-care takes many forms. It can be five minutes of daily mediation, regular walks in the woods, taking breaks from electronics or just about anything that puts you and your well-being front and center for at least a part of your day. The result: a calmer, happier you who can better deal with what life and those darn kids throw at you.
These videos, part of the dad-produced “how to” series the men’s grooming products company oversaw this year, cover several topics that can help you get your groove back in the coming new year. These parenting self-care topics include:
- How to Embrace Imperfect Parenting
- How To Have a Date Night With Kids in the House
- How To Do Yoga at Home With Kids
- How to Exercise with Kids at Home
City Dads Group members have done several of these “Dads Care” videos, some of which have been highlighted on this blog.