Self-care is often ignored by parents, yet a very important component of living a happy and fulfilling life. When we make place in our lives for little pockets of self-care, we have more energy and patience with our spouse/partner and children. We need to make time for this, just like we make time for personal hygiene.Finally, if we model proper self-care, we are teaching this important skill to our children. Self-care is an essential component of healthy self-esteem. They go hand in hand. Watch this video for simple ideas on what rituals you can incorporate in your life.