Self-care is a popular concept, Well but it is often badly explained. You might keep seeing it being mentioned in self-help books or TV Shows and yet you may not know how you can add it to your kid’s life. It may seem like a vague concept. But, there are many different self-care practices, and not all of them suit everyone.

What Is Self-Care? 

Well, self-care is a term that encompasses just about anything you to be good and kind to yourself. In essence, it’s about being as kind to yourself as you would be to others. It’s partly about knowing when your child’s emotional energy running low. It would help if you encouraged your child to step back to replenish them rather than letting them all drain away. This involves integrating self-compassion into your kid’s life in a way that helps prevent the possibility of emotional exhaustion or burnout.

However, you must note that not everything that your child feels good about is self-care. Kids can all be tempted to use unhealthy coping mechanisms like over-eating and dangerous risk-taking. These self-destructive activities will not help kids to regulate challenging emotions; the relief experienced is temporary. The difference between harmful coping mechanism and self-care activities is that the latter is good for you. When exercised correctly, self-care has excellent benefits for the mind, the body and soul.


There are many benefits of Self Care when you add it to your child’s life, such as:


Better productivity:  Teach your child how to say “no” to things that over-extend themselves.  Make sure they start making time for things that matter more such as family, friends and loved ones.


Enhanced self-esteem:  Treat your child like they matter and have intrinsic value when it comes to their opinions and understanding. This can help towards discouraging negative self-talk and reducing the volume of your child’s critical inner voice.


Increased self-knowledge: This exercise of figuring out what makes you feel passionate and inspired can help you understand yourself a lot better. 


More to give: Self-care gives you the resources you need to empathize others as well. Being kinder to your self makes you a more thoughtful person to others.

Once you start adding emotional self-care to your kid’s life, you’re likely to see positive changes in the emotional health of your child’s wellbeing.