24/7: A Resource For Working Parents

 

June's Theme: Time Management 

The Working Parent Time Crunch: How you think about time is as


important as how you manage it

 *Weekly Tip: Parent time crunch. Can you compartmentalize your time issues? Take a look your main time challenges. Which parts can you control and which are beyond your control? Devote your energy to influencing the areas you have control over.

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Also, CLICK HERE to listen to our first ever podcast series 
24/7: The Working Parent which provides listeners with expert advice from leading psychologists Dr. Robin Alter, Dr. Ester Cole and Dr. Rebecca Pillai Riddell. 

The Psychology Foundation of Canada recently conducted a survey with working parents. The goal was to better understand the challenges of working moms and dads to help find ways to support them as they juggle parenting and work life. Over 1,000 parents responded to the survey and their answers revealed that working parents are grappling with a variety of key issues from juggling their daily routines, finding quality time with their children to the importance of self-care.

Welcome to 24/7: A Resource for Working Parents. We are proud to offer this resource that provides information and strategies that support the psychological health of working parents and their children. We appreciate and recognize the challenges for at-home parents and while this resource was designed to address needs articulated by those juggling work and family, at-home parents may find some of these strategies and tips useful as well. 

The information and suggestions presented here is based on the best, up-to-date psychological knowledge. Some of the ideas and strategies may reflect things you already know or have thought about. If so, that’s good! It means you are already using some of the best, tried and true. Keep in mind that sometimes, in the midst of a busy family life, as we just try to get through each day, we can lose sight of some of the basics that help us be the good parents. So, along with perhaps introducing some ideas that are new to you, we think it’s important to be reminded about what we already know.

If you do decide that you need to make some substantial changes in your lifestyle or parenting, remember that the road to positive change often starts with one small, but successful step. We suggest you start with one or two modest changes or new strategies that are doable for you. Then try to build on each small success. Good luck on your journey.

Thank you to Workplace Strategies for Mental Health for their support of 24/7: A resource for working parents.