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How you cope with daily parenting stresses?

Parenting alone can get very frustrating and overwhelming at times. I find that humour/laughter can help me ease daily stresses. Is there anything you do daily to help you manage your stress with parenting your toddlers, children, etc. I've got toddlers. My oldest is 3.5 yrs old with Autism and my youngest is 19 months. 

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ChildGoddess

Asked by ChildGoddess at 11:05 PM on Jan. 21, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • I just tell myself to relax when I get stressed....2moro will be a new day and take today as a memory, something to tell ur children about as they get older!
    PANZONSMOM

    Answer by PANZONSMOM at 11:08 PM on Jan. 21, 2011

  • vodka *ba dum tish* no im jk, my son who is 2 and a half also has autism so i know its VERY hard especially when he has meltdowns... i take big deep breaths and sometimes leave the room to ground myself if i get too overwhelmed
    pookipoo

    Answer by pookipoo at 11:11 PM on Jan. 21, 2011

  • Daily prayer.
    Robsmommy

    Answer by Robsmommy at 11:19 PM on Jan. 21, 2011

  • truthfully, I used to turn up the music and dance around like an idiot. It would relieve the stress and make the kids laugh. My oldest was severely speech delayed and his little sister was only 20 months younger.

    Now they are 11 & nearly 13. I get my revenge by making them watch music videos from the 1980's. And we dance around like idiots.
    balagan_imma

    Answer by balagan_imma at 11:25 PM on Jan. 21, 2011

  • i probably shouldnt answer this one on here....people would probably judge! lol
    aromo61009

    Answer by aromo61009 at 11:34 PM on Jan. 21, 2011

  • I go on facebook to de stress. or I do somethin glike painting to get ride of the necative feelings. i get this alot as i stay home with the,. its worse when hubby is deployed as i really have no help or way to just leave and de stress.
    marinewife0311

    Answer by marinewife0311 at 7:03 AM on Jan. 22, 2011

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