The constant pressure to do it all (and do it all perfectly, I might add) is just one of the reasons parents are finding themselves so burnt out.
We are so go, go, go that we often forget to stop and assess what is working, what isn’t working, and how we can be intentional about using the time we do have to raise our children with the values that we find most important. Here to help parents learn to manage and prioritize their time is the author of Thursday is the New Friday, Joe Sanok.
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.
Joining me is the founder of Not Safe For Mom Group, Alexis Barad-Cutler. We have a raw and honest conversation about what it means to be a caregiver today, the effects COVID-19 has had on mothers in the workforce and Chamber of Mothers, a passion project she is the co-founded of, aimed at fighting for mothers’ rights including paid family leave, plus how you can get involved.
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.