Blog Posts - Parental Stress



Yell Less by Saying “No” More

The temptation is there, folks. Oh, is it ever there!  School has been in session for a short bit, and there are so many new opportunities to say “yes.” And many parents, me included, are tempted to say “yes” to everything. “Yes” to bein...
by Empowering Parents on Oct 7, 2014

Does My Child Need To See A Therapist?

Your seven-year-old son, Justin, is so embarrassing.  He approaches adults and asks personal questions that seem inappropriate.  He seems to have no sense of shame, and little interest in conforming to social norms.  You cringe at the thought of t...
by Empowering Parents on Oct 1, 2014

You Can Make Time for Yourself

I am the type of person that wants it all, and I want it all NOW. This mentality makes me feel like I’m perpetually chasing a bus I cannot catch, no matter how fast I sprint.  Some days, it feels like an enormous task to just get everyone fed and...
by Empowering Parents on Sep 26, 2014

4 Quick Tips for Managing Parental Stress

Busy parents must know how to manage parental stress. While raising children there are going to be many times where the pressures of being a […]...
by How To Learn on Sep 11, 2014

My Secret Weapon as a Single Parent: When I Changed My Viewpoint, I Changed My Life

It’s a Monday night and you’re sorting clean socks – a task that seems to have no end.  How can there be so much laundry all of the time? You’re tired from a weekend that revolved around your kids’ activities, but instead of relaxing w...
by Empowering Parents on Jun 13, 2014

Parental Stress- The Double-Edged Sword of Parenting

Parenting can be a double edged sword – rewarding yet riddled with anxiety and stress. From the moment your child enters the world, nothing will ever be the same again, and neither will you. It is an emotional rollercoaster with all of the ups, dow...
by Family Focus Blog on May 16, 2013

Parental Stress- The Double-Edged Sword of Parenting

Parenting can be a double edged sword – rewarding yet riddled with anxiety and stress. From the moment your child enters the world, nothing will ever be the same again, and neither will you. It is an emotional rollercoaster with all of the ups, dow...
by Family Focus Blog on May 16, 2013

Tired of Parenting? (Pssst. We All Want to Take a Break Sometimes!)

Let’s be real. Even though we love our children, there are days when we’re just plain tired of parenting. Look at it this way: How many of us wake EVERY morning thinking, “I can’t wait to get to work!!” Just like with a job, there are go...
by Empowering Parents on Mar 6, 2013

How The Economy Plays A Role In Family Nutrition

“We know if kids have cooking skills and good eating habits, not only will they be healthier, but as adults they’ll put those skills to [...]...
by How To Learn on Jul 21, 2012

Self-care for Exhausted Parents: How Do You Recharge Your Batteries?

How do you take care of yourself and relieve stress as a parent? When I was in school for social work, very little was said about self-care.  Sure, a few professors might have remarked about “stress” or “parental burnout,” but no one rea...
by Empowering Parents on Mar 22, 2012


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