Every child is a genius. I was angry because he has never been recognised or awarded for the thing he does best, because the current system doesn’t measure this.
As parents, how much do you need to see external achievements to see if your child is on track? Are you able to trust that a child will learn when left to play and discover at their own pace?
As time is stacked against us as working parents, being able to maximize the cracks of time can have a lasting impact on what a child remembers and associates with these moments.
Mastering your focus, masters your energy. As a working parent, energy efficiency is one of the greatest leadership skills we can possess.
Census data shows Australian women spend, on average, 5 to 14 hours per week in unpaid domestic work, whereas men spend less than 5 hours a week. Women also spend an additional hour a day looking after children.
I want my children to be clear on their values and choose relationships that reflect their ideals and values and I know that starts with me.
The majority of focus is often placed on your physical energy, ensuring adequate sleep, food and exercise. The mental energy you consume plays an equally important role in your daily thriving.
As working parents, we are striving to operate in a smarter way. Auditing your list of shoulds can help release mental energy and help you focus your time and energy where it matters most.
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?
Confirmation bias theory suggests we have a tendency to search for, interpret and favour information in a way that confirms our pre-existing beliefs. We could be making choices to confirm beliefs that may well be outdated. The beliefs we grew up with may not be the best ones to support us today.