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Whilst in most families, both parents are working, women are still doing the lion’s share of the work. Census data clearly shows Australian women spend, on average, 5 to 14 hours per week in unpaid domestic work…
As a working parent in today’s world, it is essential we create a healthy team environment at home, otherwise we run the risk of doing too much and then burning out. It’s also important to note here the distinction between a manager and a leader in the home.
The question I frequently get asked in workshops and 1:1 clients is how can I have more quality time with my child or more quality time with each of my children (if there is more than one).
The Gottman Institute has a research-based approach to relationships. In an article I read recently, they shared why emotional safety is necessary for emotional connection. And how emotional connection cultivates courageous acts.
How much of the angst in parenting is communicating with your child? How much of your lost sleep is down to not being able to understand what is going on for your child?
The screwed up part is, when most of your meanings were formulated as a child and young adult, you had little or no say in the formulation process, unless you deliberately challenged the meanings you held.
Leaders that play to their strengths and understand their blind spots are able to be their best, lead others to be their best whilst juggling multiple other plates at the same time. It makes sense as busy parents that we are doing the same in the home.