Quick TipDance: A Self Care Strategy for Parents

Dancing

Few things feel as good as moving your body to music. I was at a conference this weekend, and for energy breaks throughout the day we cranked up the tunes and boogied (Note: do not use this term with your kids! Try “rocked out” instead.) It’s a great way to burn off some energy, re-group, and get your blood flowing. Added bonus for ADDers – if you get aerobic enough, it can get the neuro-transmitters accelerating, as well.

As an extra added bonus, it is also a great way to connect with your kids – laugh, sing, play. Unless, of course, they happen to be old enough to be embarrassed by your moves or taste in music. In that case, do it anyway, and enjoy the added fun of watching them squirm. Dance party in the kitchen!

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