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.
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.
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.
Melina was at her breaking point. With three kids and a full time job she was stretched and struggling.
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.
You’ve been up since 6am, you’ve battled the getting dressed stage, wrestled through breakfast, hunted for missing hats, readers and homework, discovered there is homework to complete and now, just when you are in the home-straight, there is the small matter of rallying your troops to the front door and into the car without shouting, screaming or collapsing into a jabbering heap.
Many couples struggle to agree on the balance of responsibility in their home and the actual execution of that responsibility. And this is the subject of this episode of Parent’s Leading Change TV, where I share 3 simple ways for you to begin addressing this issue in your home and building a balance which works for you.