Parents

As parents, you are well aware of the essential role you play in the wellbeing and development of your child/ren. In fact, this is likely the very reason why you are on this website in the first place. However, caring for your child/ren also means caring for yourself, and in the business of attending to every day life with its many demands, we sometimes neglect this latter fact. Although we are well versed in the theory of putting on our metaphorical oxygen mask first, and then attending to our children, we often fail miserably at the actual practice of this task! However, using this website is the first step of many, towards shifting your habits towards self-care in addition to the care of your child/ren.

This section is designed to assist you, the new or veteran parent, in understanding how anxiety might be impacting you and what you can do about it. Written by four parents, who have eight children between them collectively, the advice is not only supported by the latest research, but is also easy to read and applicable to the busy, dynamic, twenty first century parent. Topics covered include identifying anxiety, thinking flexibly, facing fears, and more, as well as recommendations for family members, and Internet and community resources.