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Promoting Parental Wellbeing for Our Children

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Promoting Parental Wellbeing for Our Children

With Mental Health Awareness Week upon us, we are celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week. Therefore I have taken this opportunity to discuss the importance of mental health, and that’s why I’m excited to talk about how parents can look after their own wellbeing in our nursery setting and ultimately ensure the best care for their young children. Once a very taboo subject, its importance is more than apparent in everyday life. The stresses of everyday life affects us all.

Parenting is a demanding role that requires a lot of time, energy, and emotional investment. It’s easy for parents to put their own needs on the backburner while focusing on their children. However, it’s crucial for parents to take care of themselves in order to be able to provide the best care for their little ones.

In our nursery, we emphasise the importance of parental wellbeing by offering support and resources for parents. From parenting courses to advice on stress management and inviting our parents in to take part with their children through our parent partnership, we strive to create a nurturing environment where parents can prioritise their own mental mental health.

When parents are feeling stressed or overwhelmed, it can impact not only their own wellbeing but also the wellbeing of their children. By taking care of themselves first, parents can better handle the challenges of parenting and create a positive and healthy environment for their children.

It’s important for parents to remember that self-care is not selfish; it’s necessary. Whether it’s taking a few minutes each day to practice mindfulness or scheduling regular breaks away from parenting duties, finding ways to recharge and rejuvenate is key to maintaining mental wellness. It can be as simple as a 10 min walk in the park.

By modelling healthy behaviours and prioritising self-care, parents set a positive example for their children. When children see their parents taking care of themselves, they learn the importance of self-love and self-compassion. Parents are ultimately their role models.

I want to encourage all parents out there to make their mental health a priority. Remember that looking after yourself isn’t just beneficial for you; it benefits your children too.

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Sabina Hamid

Nursery Coach | BA(Hons) PGCE

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