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 We could be making choices to confirm beliefs that may well be outdated.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.
There are various styles of leadership, each with different outcomes. The 19th century autocratic style of leadership was one of command and control, dominant in the industrial age to encourage employees to conform and mass produce.
It’s odd to think about parenting as a leadership role and yet anthropologically speaking they are the same.