Someone once told me that the moment you give birth to a child is the start of the process of letting go as a parent. This comment was profound to me. In a workplace, the moment you become a leader, your comfort with delegation becomes the process of letting go. As I...
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.
Most people want certainty. As a parent you want to know your child is happy, is healthy, is capable, is successful, knows how to read and write and express their opinion.
According to the world economic forum, creativity is number 3 in the top 10 skills demanded in 2020.
No-one is happy all the time.
No parent is perfect all the time
No child is well behaved all of the time.