What’s the secret of a stress-free family life?
Taking time out from work gave psychologist David Coleman a fresh perspective on the competing demands of career and parenting. So what did he learn about creating a calm, anxiety-free home?
release of serotonin (which is a chemical neurotransmitter) and serotonin improves mood and mental health. So, rather than just ferrying your children to their myriad sports activities, try to add in some sport or exercise for yourself. And, if your children aren’t physically active, get them outdoors and get them running, climbing, pushing, rolling and anything else that will raise their heart rate and get their muscles active.
Even when it’s raining, you’ll find that your, and your children’s, mood will benefit from being outside, especially if you or they have been suffering from ‘cabin fever’. It is much more fun to be cleaning the mud off a laughing four-year-old than to be fighting