9 Things calm parents do that stressed parents don’t

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Parenting can be very stressful. I’m sure you don’t need to be reminded of that. Between messy rooms, misbehavior, disciplining and enforcing guidelines…it can make you want to scream at times. The key to solid parenting, however, comes from the ability to maintain a level head and a calm demeanor. This is a task that’s easier said than done for some parents.

So, how is it that calm parents balance their stress and keep calm under taxing situations? Easy, they follow these 9 simple tactics suggested by the likes of professionals like Amy Morin.

Morin, a licensed clinical social worker, tenured psychotherapist, and author of the bestselling book 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do recently shared her techniques in a post to Very Well. But, you can check them out right here!

Read Morin’s list of 9 things that calm parents do that stressed parents don’t:

 

1. Manage stress levels

Calm parents strive to maintain a healthy lifestyle so they can manage their stress in a healthy way. They know that stress from a difficult job, strained marriage, and an overstretched budget will spill over into their parenting. They create healthy stress reduction strategies, like getting plenty of exercise and spending time with friends, so they can be more tolerant with their children.

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