NEW AGE PARENTING
Gone are the days when family rules were clear that father were the bread earners and mother used to stay at home, taking care of children.
‘‘EARNING HAND IS FATHER AND MOTHER WILL SIT AT HOME IS NO LONGER THE NORM!”
Most families nowadays, Has both partners working and that often leave us with the question on how to balance work and family?
Judging between child rearing and constant demand of work is a never ending stress that takes a toll on many Parents personal and professional lives.
Yet many Parents feel guilty for not giving good Parenting to their child.
Seema, a bank officer, HISAR even shared that: I loved my work until my child was born. Now due to work stress, I speak too rudely to my kid.
Though, I go to office but neither am I at work (mentally) nor am I with my child. (Physically)
While we all agreed to the ill-effects of having both Parents working there exists a Potential Positives too like going to day-care widens his social skills and broadens his horizons otherwise he would have been confined to simply his Parent’s world.
So, here goes the tips by DR. NEHA MEHTA, that can help you and your child develop better Includes
Time management: it’s very easy to say that do time manage but how it actually works! Is the statement given by conscious parent, Preeti [yes, we often get confuse with the demands at home and work] Hence, unable to devote time to both! Thus, it is always advantageous for working Parents to set time table for themselves and stick to them
Do not carry work home: often, we carry our work home to ease our work life but it somewhere disturbs your Personal life
KEEP BOTH THINGS SEPARATE
Choose flexible work times if possible: yes, you can opt for flexible timings so that sometimes you will be able to keep your personal works on priority.
Avoid burn-out: usually, what happens is when we reach home after work we were completely exhausted and these thing putt off from giving time to children. In office break, skip coffee and tea sometime, opt for physical workout like walk.
Barter responsibilities: It’s okay to share your work with your family member you can’t do them alone always. Giving some amount of task related to children to their father is important too.
Spend quality time with your child: Make schedule, I know Holidays means double works, but try to take time out and indulge in activities physically with your kids.
Spend some ‘me’ time: try taking time out from your busy schedule of running after money. Your mind body, muscles, nerves need relaxation too. Pity on them
However, if you still notice some changes in your child behavior or notice your child being too cranky or throwing more tantrums than before, don’t blame yourself or leave your job, instead speak to a psychologist reach us at My Fit brain
Since there may be some other underlying issues.