Frustration. Anxiety. The baby won’t cooperate. There’s always another chore. You’re trying to manage a career, a home, or both. You’d like to have relationships with other adults. Sometimes a bad day is just a bad day, and there’s no explanation for it.
Stress is an emotion like any other. It can overtake us little by little, or suddenly. There’s no way to avoid stress entirely, but the trick is to learn how to deal with it. In this blog titled Parenting Stress and Then Some: Dealing with Anger and Aggression, Malvina makes some great points about how to notice when you’re becoming stressed and how to diffuse it. Learn to recognize the signs so you can extinguish the problem early. The key is to act before you become angry so you don’t make any potentially dangerous mistakes.
Putting down the baby (or giving the baby to someone else if that’s an option for you) and taking a break is obvious, but it’s always worth repeating. Changing scenery is also an excellent tip. This is an especially effective tactic if you’re a stay at home parent who spends a majority of your time inside the house. A simple walk around the block with your baby in the stroller can make a bigger difference than we think.
Every parent experiences stress at some point, and it certainly doesn’t make you a bad parent. Often a new parent will make the mistake of expecting parenthood to be a perfect experience of unending happiness. You won’t be a perfect mother or father. No one is. We need to learn to let go of our expectations and be happy with what we can accomplish. Of course, that doesn’t mean to stop striving to be better, but it’s important to recognize a good thing.
I’d like to stress Malvina’s point about getting help if you need it. Sometimes the anxiety and stress can get bad. It’s quite alright to turn to someone, whether it’s help with the baby, housework, or yourself. Many of us are so used to multitasking that it’s hard to focus on just one thing; to put that one thing above all others. Overall, the baby comes first. Everything else has to come after. That’s what being a parent means.
Written by Nicole Zoellner from NizoWear.com
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