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Battling the stress of a working parent

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Stress refers to a physical and/or mental response to a situation requiring change or responses.

Are you feeling stressed as a working parent? Tired from having to give 100% at work, at home, to everyone around you?S

Stress: Signs, Symptoms, Management & Prevention. What is stress?

Stress: Signs, Symptoms, Management & Prevention

Stress is the body's reaction to any change that requires an adjustment or response. The body reacts to these changes with physical, mental, and emotional responses. Stress is a normal part of life. What is stress? One-fifth of Hong Kong parents under too much strain at home, survey finds, leaving little time to ask children about their problems. Struggle of Parenting in Metropolitan Hong Kong. TODAYonline. SINGAPORE — When parents are constantly stressed about raising their little ones, it could impair their parent-child relationship in the long run.


Mothers who reported higher levels of parenting stress, for example, had a weaker connection with their child. These were some of the key findings of a new study done by researchers from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU). By assessing the level of stress among mothers, and then monitoring their brain activity and that of their children while they were watching short animation clips, the researchers observed that mothers who posted higher levels of parenting stress had less synchrony in brain activity with their child. The brain region monitored during the study was the mother and child’s prefrontal cortex, which is associated with the ability to understand other people’s opinions, emotions and values. Stress of Parents in Singapore. Cleveland Clinic: Ready to Snap? 7 Tips for Stressed-Out Parents. You work hard in a high-stress job.

Cleveland Clinic: Ready to Snap? 7 Tips for Stressed-Out Parents

You fight traffic to pick your kids up from daycare, school or sports. Then you go from chauffeur to chef at home. Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. Advertising on our site helps support our mission. We do not endorse non-Cleveland Clinic products or services. It’s no wonder toddler tantrums or teenage rebellion can push a parent over the edge.

From Cleveland Clinic: 9 Strategies for Working Parents to Reduce Stress and Get Control of Mornings. Stress less with these morning routines that work. 9 Strategies for Working Parents to Reduce Stress and Get Control of Mornings

December 30, 2019 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Kicking off the day with a positive outlook and an organized mindset is integral to running a business or being successful at work. If you’re a working parent, you likely deal with some morning madness, and if you have younger kids (or teens!) , morning meltdowns. Aside from establishing good morning eating habits, and eliminating unnecessary TV and social media scrolling in the morning, below are 9 tips for reducing morning stress by saving time, all while keeping your kids in a positive mindset. 1. Lay out your clothes, the kids’ clothes, pack lunches, ensure that homework is finished and in the folders and even have some breakfast items prepped such as cut-up fruit or hard-boiled eggs. 2.

We don’t like to be rushed, and especially kids. Related: 10 Tweaks To Your Morning Routine That Will Transform Your Entire Day 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. From Harvard Business Review: How Working Parents Can Feel Less Overwhelmed and More in Control. Executive Summary As a working parent, your to-do list is overwhelming.

Harvard Business Review: How Working Parents Can Feel Less Overwhelmed and More in Control

Research shows that most working parents feel stressed, tired, and rushed, but the problem isn’t in their time management skills, organizational system, or work ethic — it’s in how human brains are wired. It’s normal to feel overwhelmed with so much to do and so many demands on you. But there’s good news: There are simple and effective techniques for taming the overwhelmedness, things any working parent can do, starting today, to feel more competent, calm, and in control, and to start shrinking that task list permanently: identify the long-term, positive outcome you’re working toward by determining a specific picture of future success; regularly do a “calendar audit” and eliminate 5% of the items in it; and keep a “got it done” list. Harvard Business Review: American Psychological Association: Managing stress for a healthy family. As the nation continues to face high-levels of stress, families are susceptible to mounting pressures from finances and work.

American Psychological Association: Managing stress for a healthy family

Raising a family can be rewarding and demanding even in healthy social and economic climates, so stressful times can make things much more challenging. According to APA's Stress in America surveyvdzsazaavd, 73 percent of parents report family responsibilities as a significant source of stress. It was also found that over two-thirds of parents think their stress level has slight to no impact on their child’s stress level. However, only 14 percent of tweens and teens reported that they are not bothered when their parent is stressed.

From American Psychological Association: Parenting Stress and Child Behavior Problems: A Transactional Relationship Across Time. The Relationship of Parents’ Work Stress and Child Functioning in the Context of Spillover Effects, Marital and Parenting Stress, and Parents’ Perceptions.