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Mindfulness: 8 Tips for being more present with family


Rachel Dubrow, LCSW is featured in this Fatherly and Your Tango article. Rachel was interviewed about managing anxiety as a parent. Excerpts from the article are below:


2. Have a weekly calendar review session.
Uncertainty is a surefire way to clog your brain with questions and concerns. Clear the constant chatter by sitting down with your partner at the start of the week to go over your schedule. Who’s doing what? When do you need to be where?
By returning to the to-do list or calendar you mapped out on Sunday, you can remind yourself of what you absolutely must do — and what you’ve already gotten done.
8. Fuel your body right.
Sometimes, being a parent means you have three handfuls of goldfish and half a hot dog for dinner. It comes with the territory. But, keeping your diet healthy can stave off stress.
“I can’t tell you how many stressed-out parents I see who, when I ask if they’ve had breakfast, have told me that they were so busy they forgot,” says Rachel Dubrow, LCSW.