As a Montessori school in Manassas Park, Virginia we at Maple Lawn Montessori of Manassas Park know how stressful and overwhelming the lives of our parents can get. And sometimes, we can’t help but mirror these anxieties on our children.
Don’t let your worries become your children’s worries. When feeling down and in the muck, practice the following productive self-reflection techniques:
- Find a quiet moment to take a deep breath and re-center. It may seem tough to find the right moment to simply reflect on our lives, but this is one of the best things you can do to take care of yourself as a parent.
- Practice journaling. Many find it helpful to write their reflections about what problems they encounter and how they solve these problems. This can help in anticipating and coping with future stresses.
- Make it a habit to talk with others about positive events and about getting through life’s difficulties.
- Take pictures of the good times you have with your family and keep them for a rainy day.
Our Montessori preschool in Virginia offers many benefits for your children, including the advancement of their skills and education.