Parenting is a duty that requires full time dedication, accordingly working parents often feel it difficult to accomplish both the commitments of work and parenting.
Being a working parent is a very much challenging role as both the tasks may overlap at certain times and clash between. When children are sick or when the parent is required to be with the children, they may have to drop of the work of the day; similarly, when the work demands few extra hours, kids may feel bad about the unavailability of parents with them.
Balancing both work and parenting roles is not an easy task and it requires extra skills and energy. There are many suggested tips, if followed can make the life much relaxed.
- Be with your kids
Many parents get into the household works, immediately they return home from office. This again makes kids to feel unwanted or abandoned as they do not get opportunity to play with parents or talk with them. Household works like washing, cooking etc., are important for parents, also making kids happy and comfortable. Experts suggest parents to involve kids in the household work when you are back at home. You can talk to the kids when you are engaged with some work or ask them to help with small works. This will increase the communication between kids and parents and the affection will remain intact. Never make the kids feel that office work and household works are more important for the parents than the children.
- Cop up
Complaining all the daylong about the tensions and burdens will help only doubling them. Also showing a bad face will spoil the day of all the people around you. Try to learn tension releasing skills and apply them when you are stressed. It is necessary to recognize the certain level of obligations the life demands from all and never compare yourself with another fortunate people. Expressing your frustrations of work to children make help to make them the feeling that they are the cause of all the troubles parents undergo and may gradually move away from parents, emotionally.
- Health is an important concern
Taking care of the health is an important concern as proper health helps a person to meet all the duties of life. Do not neglect the health when the duties of life struggle. Find time for exercises and eating good food even when you are tensed of the office works and parenting duties.
- Take kids out
Include your kids when you go shopping or take them once a while for a dinner outside. Such occasions help maintaining the affectionate relationship between parents and kids. Ask their suggestions while purchasing household objects and buy them gifts or sweets. Get into conversation with them whenever you get time to do so. Ask them about their studies, personal issues etc., to make them feel that parents are interested in all the aspects of kid’s life.
- Plan the day in advance
If you are running short of time to make yourself available for the kids and office, then planning the day in advance will help not to waste vital time unnecessarily. Many people complain that they do not find time enough to accomplish the obligations just because they fail to learn time management skills. Make a priority of the works to be completed and avoid all the unnecessary stress and tension. If you have certain appointments like going to kid’s school or meeting a doctor, then find a day which has less works to be done. Prioritizing the works and preplanning will help smooth running of both office life and family life.
Author: Staff Writer