Potter County Human Services
Parent Education

Parents Helping Parents
For better relationships with your children...
(800) 800-2560 or (814) 544-7315

Being a parent is the most demanding job in the world, and we learn "on the job." With so many demands on our time and energy, we often get stressed out. Here are some tips you can use when you become stressed out this summer.

Try some tension relievers. Take a break from your child, call a friend and talk, sing or listen to music.

Take care of yourself. Pay attention to your need for physical exercise, sleep and proper food.

Enjoy humor. Watch a comedy movie, read or listen to jokes. Stress improves if you can find something to laugh about.

Know when to ask for help. Asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness. If you feel out of control more often than you like, if you see no way out of your frustration, or of you can't talk to your kids without yelling or hitting, it may be time for some help.

Parents Helping Parents provides support groups are for all parents who could use a little hope and encouragement. At each meeting you will find:
Other parents who understand how you're feeling
Someone to talk to
A place to share practical advice
...and remember, what you say stays within the group!

Potter County Human Services, Potter County Pa. • pottercountyhumansvcs.org