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?
Feeling guilty is OK. Guilt-tripping yourself is un-useful. Spiraling emotions are like running a race, backwards from the finish line. It’s taking you further away from where you want to be. So what’s the alternative?
It’s no secret that this time of year for most us is the busiest time of year. There are parties, end of year concerts, award ceremonies, planning for next year, dinners and the list goes on. Yet, for many it is also the most amount of consecutive days they have had off work this year.
Melina was at her breaking point. With three kids and a full time job she was stretched and struggling.
How to manage the wrath of emotions following a battle with your strong willed child.
When life keeps dropping you hints to change your work.
And there’s that gnawing feeling inside that won’t go away.
In this special interview, I speak to Mandie Spooner of “Digital Detox for Parents”. I find out what it is and how you can do it and of course how you can overcome the main blocks in order to reap the benefits.
Becoming overwhelmed with the amount of tasks on your list is probably every busy parents battle and probably a daily one at that. Demands from school, friends, family, business, hobbies not to mention health and financial concerns, all add up to put pressure on us. But it’s ok, as this is perfectly normal and becoming overwhelmed is also ok. So take a deep breath and listen to my strategy for coping with overwhelm.