Michelle Obama once said “to be a good parent you need to take care of yourself so that you have the physical and emotional energy to take care of your family.” It is with this in mind that The Learning Initiative and Blocks 4 Growth Team has developed this Parent Wellness booklet. This booklet is focused on you as a parent and gives you different coping strategies to help you take care of yourself. It is important that you find a strategy that works for you and helps you to deal with stress. The lockdown has been a traumatic event for everyone and being the head of a household is not easy, especially with this extra stress, so it is vital that you look after yourself to be a role model for not only your children, but your community as well.

Remember, you need to look after yourself, before you can look after your family. Try out some of these strategies, find a few that work for you and see how they allow you to live a calmer and more fulfilling lifestyle. In this wellness booklet, we reference different links for calming music. Click on the links below to play different calming music to find one that works for you. Play this music softly in the background while practicing deep breathing exercises.

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