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Mental Health, a Family Affair: How Managing Your Own Stress and Emotions Supports Your Child’s Health and Wellbeing

It’s hard to be “mom enough” or “dad enough” even under the best of circumstances. But when stress, frustration or exhaustion consume us, parenting can feel downright impossible. But there are strategies we can use to reduce our stress and manage our feelings – strategies that will pay off for us, our children and our whole family. This week’s Mom Enough guest, Cheryl Lundsgaard from St. David’s Center for Child & Family Development, brings years of experience as a therapist and clinical supervisor (and mom!) to this week’s discussion of how to move toward more positive patterns of stress management, with long-term benefits for all.


Think of a recent time when your stress level began to overwhelm you. What did you do, both personally and in relation to others around you? Share your thoughts in our REPLY space below!


For a tip sheet on recognizing and managing parental anxiety, click here.

For The Berenstain Bears’ Too Much Pressure, click here.

For a transcript of this show, provided by the Minnesota Department of Education, click here.

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