Stress management for Parents

Generally, when any force applied to a system causes significant modification of its form, usually with the connotation that the modification is a deformation or a distortion. The term is used with respect to physical, psychological and social forces and pressure. Parenting can be very stressful especially when children are having least difference between their ages and stress management for parents of little age children is very important. In our modern existence, our mind is often bothered by many things. We call this stress. Constant mental stress keeps our body in constant tension which itself becomes a form of stress. We can handle stress by learning to cope with thoughts and events so they no longer are stressful. We can also learn to relax. When we practice relaxation, we are giving the "all clear signal." As we become better at giving the signal we are able to trigger the relaxation response so our body will return to its normal state.

Though parents bear depression and stress together but the management can be different for both male and female. Whether you are a stay at home parent or a working parent, a single parent or a married parent, mother or father, parent of one child or several children; remaining cool, calm and full of energy can help get you through the day. If we generalize the empirical evidences regarding parental stress we will come to know that males can cope with the stress better than females. Usually fathers believe that the most important thing about child is his or her manners and moral values rather than his superb academic qualification but mothers try to tackle with the child on the basis if his or her academic performance. So that parent stress management can be different for both father and mother.
There are nine points to manage the stress for mothers as this stress develop in nine months. Mothers bear depression due to different reasons like if their children are married and living separate they will be concerned that why they never called us for last two days, if they are having children studying in graduation they will have stress for their marriage proposal, if their children are studying in primary schools they will feel stress for their positions in class and etc.

There are different techniques to cope with stress and parents can manage their stress very easily by following stress reducer tips. .

“Simplify, simplify, simplify...” the best tip to reduce stress.
The ever green tip to manage stress is “Smile and try to love everyone.” Singing a pathetic song will lead you to reduce your stress…try it.

Parents … wake up if you want to manage stress ….Get up fifteen minutes earlier in the morning. The inevitable morning mishaps will be less stressful. Prepare for the morning the evening before. Set the breakfast table, make lunches, put out the clothes you plan to wear, etc. Don’t rely on your memory. Write down appointment times, when to pick up the laundry, when library books are due, etc. ("The palest ink is better than the most retentive memory."-Old Chinese Proverb)

Dads… wear red t-shirts either you like to wear or not …trust me it will help u to find a new dimension of happy life and take your wife to park but do not ask her that “Do YOU WANT TO EAT ANYTHING” as your pocket will get lighter, depression will increase.

Moms…. Wear Yellow and green ….without any hesitation. Visit any parlor once a month at least and after every second month take a new hair cut; if possible get some massage too.

Dads….. Make duplicates of all keys. Bury a house key in a secret spot in the garden and carry a duplicate car key in your wallet, apart from your key ring. Practice preventive maintenance. Your car, appliances, home and relationships will be less likely to break down/fall apart "at the worst possible moment."

Moms…Plan ahead. Don’t let the gas tank get below one-quarter full. Keep a well-stocked emergency shelf of home staples. Don’t wait until you’re down to your last bus token or postage stamp to buy more, etc.

Dear moms and dads …Don’t put up with something that doesn't work right. If your alarm clock, wallet, shoe laces, windshield wipers, whatever are a constant aggravation, get them fixed or get new ones.

Dads…. Don’t take more than two cups of tea a day. Avoid cigarettes and cigars. Eliminate the amount of caffeine in your diet.

Moms…. Make a practice to say “NO”… Say simply… No when you don’t want to work and want to sit idol. Say "No!." Saying "no" to extra projects, social activities, and invitations you know you don’t have the time or energy for participate, self-respect, and a belief that everyone, everyday, needs quiet time to relax and be alone.

Dads and moms……..Unplug your phone. Want to take a long bath, meditate, sleep, or read without interruption? Drum up the courage to temporarily disconnect. (The possibility of there being a terrible emergency in the next hour or so is almost nil). Or use an answering machine.

There are many other techniques in “stress management for parents” subject but the main thing is to stay focused and find the solution.

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