HOME
ABOUT CT-PEN
ABOUT PARENTING EDUCATORS
LOCATE A PARENTING EDUCATOR
MEMBERS
FORUM
REGIONAL GROUPS
RESOURCES
CURRENT WORK AND CREDENTIAL
HOW TO JOIN CT-PEN
CALENDAR
CONTACT CT-PEN

"Mother Nature is wonderful. Children get too old for piggy-back rides just about the same time they get too heavy for them."
~ Author Unknown
CT-PEN, Unlimited Family Services
645 Farmington Ave.
Hartford, CT 06105

(860)461-1276
Call 2-1-1 to get information or to seek help in a crisis
Degrees without borders
Working together with families and communities to improve child safety
A service of the Department of Children and Families.

Announcements

Administrators: To add announcements, first click "new" down below.

Self Care Tips for Parenting Educators!

Now that summer is coming to an end (so sad), and fall is gearing up, it is vital to remember that self care practices should be a year round pursuit.

Parenting educators are part of the helping community, and are subject to major stress and burn-out. Don't let that happen to you. Take care of yourself and those you love.


Some ideas for self care!

TIP FOR AN ENERGETIC BODY: To feel healthy and energetic and have fun doing it, explore eating vegetables and fruits you have never tried before. On your next shopping trip to the grocery store, spend a little extra time in the produce section and enjoy the beautiful and NATURAL shapes, colors and smells of the fruits and vegetables. Pick out one new fruit and one new vegetable to take home and try. See how many colors in the rainbow you can serve for dinner!

TIP FOR A MENTAL BREAK: LAUGH.it does wonders for your emotional health. Seeing the funny side of life renews your energy. Sometimes the saying "FAKE IT TILL YOU MAKE IT" comes into play here. If you have lost your funny bone, find a mirror and make faces into it.

TIP TO RAISE YOUR SPIRITS: Start an appreciation or gratitude list. As you go through your day, take a moment to appreciate something.anything.anybody (don't forget the "Fake it till you make it" trick if need be). We have trained the brain to latch on to the bad stuff. Re-train the brain and latch on to the good; it will make your spirit soar.


click here
©2007 CT-PEN. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
CT-PEN has not reviewed and does not necessarily endorse the content on this site. - .
If you have any technical concerns regarding the use of this website, please .