Happy Parents = Happy Children

Updated: Apr 24, 2020

As a parent, it is no secret that we are devoted to our children and that we want to spend as much time as possible with them. However, the thing to remember is that we are also our own people. We are still the people that we were before those children came along, that person can just get lost along the way.

Being a parent is never easy and it can sometimes feel that we simply cannot get away from our children, even if it is to go to the toilet in peace. However, as much as we would like to spend some time away from them, we feel guilty about it and just like we should try our best to spend as much time as possible with them.

Well, here at Jumping Stars we want to tell you that it is incredibly important to remember that you are your own person too. In fact, it is time to push that guilt aside and instead focuses on yourself, if only for a few hours and here are some of the reasons why.

It makes you appreciate the time that you have with them

When you spend all your time with your kids it can be hard to appreciate those special moments. However, when you take yourself out of the home and out of the family unit, then you can really get away from all the things that you normally have to do. When you return back to being a parent, then you will feel refreshed and ready to be reminded of just why you love your kids as much as you do.

Here I recommend a few books for parents:

- Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

- The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children

- How to Talk So Kids Will Listen

- Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings: How to Stop the Fighting and Raise Friends for Life

It reminds you of who you are