Effective care for children begins with self-care. This module offers daily practices that can help caregivers stay focused, engaged, and better able to meet the needs of the children.
When interacting with a child, we must check ourselves. We must calm our breathing and our heart, relax our bodies, and follow breathing exercises to keep a clear mindset. According to Dr. Patricia Gerbarg, assistant clinical professor in psychiatry, once we control ourselves, we begin to notice the little details in children that allow us to provide them the best care.