Carers Connect – Looking after yourself at this time of year

The festive season is a time of fun and celebration for most families. However, it can also be a time of stress and worry.

The holiday period often means re-connecting with family, pressure from children to spend money on the latest gifts and gadgets, as well as negotiating care arrangements for children, which can all contribute to increased stress levels.

Children are sensitive to adults’ responses to stress, so it is important to prioritise your own self-care during this busy period. When parents and carers look after themselves and feel supported, they are more able to provide their children with the best care.

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