We all take care of ourselves but are we truly taking the time for self-care; our mental, emotional, and physical health? Most parents say I don’t have the time, I’m too busy taking care of the kids, the house, and work to worry about myself. For some, having an adopted child or a child with special needs that requires more attention may increase the likelihood that self-care is not happening.

As a parent, it is important to know that self-care is not selfish, it is vital in order for you to take care of others that are depending on you. Self-care can be as simple as waking up a little earlier than the kids and enjoying a cup of coffee, watching a tv show, meditating, or taking a walk around the block. It does not have to be time-consuming but it should be focused on you.

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