Don’t bite off more than you can chew. You may want to, but don’t volunteer for every activity you’re asked to be involved in. If you want to take on an extra role at school or in the community, plan ahead and have your other responsibilities covered so you can do it well and without undue stress. Accept your own limits, and everyone will be happier.
Spend quality time with your kids. Kids are forgiving when they occasionally miss an activity as long as they have positive time with their parents.
Dr. Kate Roberts is a psychologist and parent coach on the North Shore. She can be reached at www.drkateroberts.com, www.twitter.com/DrKateParenting, www.facebook.com/Dr.KateRobertsParenting or www.pinterest.com/DrKateParenting.