As parents we do the best we can. There is no doubt we will screw up at some time or another. The question is what do you say to yourself when you think you might screw up and how much airtime do you give it?
Do you feel that if you can’t make work and family work that you are not trying hard enough or somehow you not good enough? You are not failing.
Even if you are fairly level-headed person, it’s common to experience an increase in the number of fears you have after having children.
Parenting can be a competitive arena. Whether it’s the type of activity a child is doing or where you are going for your winter break, some comparisons are overt and others are more subtle. Read more..
For working parents, flexibility is the most valuable currency there is. Being able to pick up your child from school a couple of times a week, attend a child’s concert, take them to an activity, be home with them for dinner, these are important and it’s flexibility that enables these moments to occur.
In the future of work, being able to make mistakes and celebrating them is a critical skill for mental resilience.
When we are sharing our creativity and our uniqueness, chances are it’s not going to come out perfectly on first go, probably not even on the 100th go…
We want children to walk their own path. We want them to not compare themselves to others. But I’m wondering if what we say to them sometimes gives them a different message. Why are we judged on appearance? And what can we teach our children instead?