Working parents have traditionally been forced to compartmentalize their roles. Make sure we don’t hear the baby crying on the Zoom. Be fully present as a parent without any distractions or interruptions. But we are whole beings, with both of those vital parts integrated to form who we are.
Here to help parents bridge that gap and shift the narrative to see how being both career-driven AND family-focused can be an incredible strength is Daisy Dowling. Daisy is the Founder & CEO of Workparent and the author of Workparent: The Complete Guide to Succeeding on the Job, Staying True to Yourself, and Raising Happy Kids.
Dr. Emily Upshur, my partner from our joint group practice Upshur Bren Psychology Group, and I are helping a mom who is worried about maintaining a secure attachment bond with her baby when she has to go back to work once her maternity leave ends. Whether or not you’re planning to be a working parent, this episode is chock full of the psychological and real world applications of attachment theory, attunement, transitions, self-care and separation anxiety.