If your child had a headache and fever, you would take her to the doctor. You wouldn’t ignore the symptoms for days, letting her continue on with her daily routine. No matter what your children need, you find a way to make it happen. Self-care includes mentally putting yourself in the same position. Ask yourself: “If my child needed this, how would I make it happen?” Then use those same strategies and resources on yourself, suggests Dr. O’Leary.