Welcome to Day 6 of 12 Days of Christmas!
The holidays can be a tough time mentally for anyone. With the pandemic ongoing, some of us may have experienced tough challenges. We've decided to create a series of activities for everyone in the family to keep us emotionally balanced! Feel free to create your own twist or add to the activity!
Day 6: Take your kids on a nature walk!
As a parent, it is important to manage your stress levels as this can become a big barrier in engaging with your child both emotionally and physically.
Parenting is hard work. It becomes so easy to stop caring for yourself or to get overwhelmed with the number of things you have to do throughout the day. But, when you stop caring for yourself, your ability to care for your child is greatly impacted and your ability to enjoy parenthood is also impacted.
A parent who is well-rested, eats a healthy diet, gets plenty of exercise, maintains close relationships with friends, and gets help when they realize they are not coping well, is far more equipped to be the best parent they can be than one who doesn't do those things.
It isn't selfish to take time to exercise or to get adequate sleep each night, in fact by doing so you create a great example for your child to follow!