Developmentally Appropriate Parenting Series: Part XII

Caring for the Caregiver

Caregiving can often take a large toll on someone. However, if caregivers don’t take time time to prioritize themselves, they won’t be able to perform at their best.

It might seem impossible to juggle self-care and the needs of others, so Trying Together published some resources with topics including how to ask and receive help, internal and external resources, and mindfulness for caregivers.

Featured Resources

A Guide to Caring for Yourself While Caring for Others

A Guide to Caring for Yourself While Caring for Others helps caregivers walk through the importance of self-care as well as giving simple, realistic ways to practice self-care.

How to Ask and Receive Help

As a caregiver, it can be difficult to reach out for and receive help. Our article, How to Ask and Receive Help, can be a helpful resource on how to approach these situations.

Support Resources for Parents and Caregivers

This post is a carefully curated list of resources for families, parents, adoptive parents, kinship caregivers, and multigenerational caregivers for support. Read more.

Practice Mindfulness for Parents

Mindfulness can be a very helpful practice for overloaded parents to take a minute and come back to the present. Check out this article for what mindfulness can do for you, along with mindfulness activities and local mindfulness programs.

External Resources for Parents and Caregivers

View these four resources for additional support on caring for yourself as the caregiver.

Learn More

Additional resources and information can be found on the Trying Together website.

Series Navigation

The Developmentally Appropriate Parenting Series highlights several early childhood topics to support parents and caregivers who are caring for young children. Use the list below to navigate through each series topic:

Learn more about the series.

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