Child Care News for Parents June 1, 2016 |®
Child Care News for Parents & Carers
June 1, 2016
Welcome, this week some interesting research on how parents really feel about returning to work after the birth of a child and strategies for securing a bit more 'You Time' in your life.
Most mums get the back to work blues
New research reveals that the vast majority of mums experience a great deal of worry and anxiety when returning to work after the birth of a child.

The survey of more than 1000 new mums, conducted by the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY), highlights the complex emotional burden mothers face as they return to employment, with 90 per cent of mums admitting they felt anxious about returning to work for the first time.

In addition, 71 per cent said they were worried about missing their children and 48 per cent said they were concerned about not finding suitable child care.

PACEY President Penny Tassoni said the emotional strain of worrying about who would look after their children was a huge burden on new mums and that it was often underestimated.
Putting mum top of the list
When was the last time you had time just for yourself?
Though taking time out seems impossible as a working parent, regularly putting yourself first is essential, not only for your own health and wellbeing but also for the health and wellbeing of the whole family. As the saying goes: 'Happy mum, happy family'

A recent survey by the Australian Psychological Society (APS), found that inadequate time for rest and personal interests was one of the rising causes of stress impacting on the mental health of Australian women.

Emotional and physical wellbeing are intrinsically linked, so stress and feeling burnt out can also lead to physical symptoms: fatigue, lowered immune system and digestive upsets. Therefore staying fit, healthy and happy ensures the family gets the best of you.
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