Self Care Resources for Parents and Caregivers


4 Tips to Manage Sandwich Generation Stress: Squeezed Between Parents and Kids, AARP

As the American population grows older, more families have more members with caregiving needs, and increasing numbers of caregivers have simultaneous obligations looking after multiple family members of various ages.

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The AARP offers some insight on how to better support “sandwich generation caregivers” and convince them to better support themselves.

Pennsylvania KinConnector – Self Care Tips

Self care is taking care of yourself so you can be your best self for the children in your care. Pennsylvania KinConnector has offered some self care tips.

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This infographic from Pennsylvania KinConnector outlines some strategies to help fill you spiritually, physically, and emotionally as you take the necessary steps to give yourself the best care you need.

Self Care Inventory, NAMI

Caregivers who pay attention to their own physical and emotional health are better able to handle the challenges of supporting someone else. Improving your relationship with yourself by maintaining your physical and mental health makes you more resilient, helping you weather hard times and enjoy good ones. 

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This self-care inventory from the National Alliance on Mental Illness can serve as a temperature check for how you are doing with self care habits. 

“No” is a Complete Sentence,

Saying “no” is all about creating personal boundaries that allow you to focus your time doing the things that will make the most impact.

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This article written by Shelly Tygielsky outlines the importance of setting up personal boundaries around what we are and aren’t willing to accept for our own mental stability. 

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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:

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