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Take a Day Off


Take a Day Off

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You can never take a day off from being a parent, and you may not be able to take a day off from work whenever you like, but there are things you can give yourself a day off from. Next time you're feeling particularly stressed, messed up, tired out or done in, declare a day off from:

Caring what other people think
Being behavior cop
Doing research
Knowing it all
Fighting battles
Making phone calls
Serving as case manager
Handling details
Filling out forms
Working out
Holding it in
Making appointments
Planning ahead
Solving problems
Saying the right thing
Being SuperParent

If you had a day off from all the stressful things in your life, what would you do? Take our poll and join the discussion.

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