How parents can balance work and parenting

How parents can balance work and parenting

It can be difficult for working moms and dads to find a balance between career, household chores and communication with children.

Recommendations that will help find time for upbringing and maintain a warm relationship with the child, despite the workload, were posted on the State Services portal.

Set aside half an hour a day for socializing.

Even 30 minutes will be enough for the child to feel that he is important to dad and mom who work hard. This time should be yours alone – put your gadgets aside. Prepare dinner together, make tea, chat on a topic that is interesting to the child.

Always keep promises.

They said that in the evening you will go to the playground – do it by all means. If you can’t guarantee you’ll take your child to the movies this weekend, don’t. He will look forward to this day and be upset.

Don’t buy gifts.

You should not compensate for the lack of communication with the child by buying expensive toys. It is better to plan a joint weekend, and let the child offer a leisure option.

Ask your child for advice.

In some respects, children can outperform adults. Ask for advice on a topic where the child is well versed. You can learn many interesting facts about dinosaurs, programming or pets. Surprise and you unusual knowledge.

Read to children.

Preschoolers and younger schoolchildren value the time when mom or dad read stories about their favorite characters before going to bed. Such moments are remembered for a lifetime.

Let me choose.

Ask what the child wants to do, and let him choose a circle for creative work or a sports section. But don’t get overwhelmed with extracurricular activities. There should be time for rest, games and communication.

Call your child during the day.

You can find time for this at lunchtime or on the way home. Ask how he is feeling and what he would like to do after dinner. Communication at a distance will help to experience separation more easily.

Write notes.

Small children can leave a sticker or a sticker. Attach an apple or candy to the message. For an older child, write notes with tasks, good wishes and declarations of love. Put it in your backpack, pocket, or leave it near your dinner plate.

Come up with secret signs.

Only you and the child should know about them. For example, patting your left shoulder twice can mean “I love you,” while squeezing your right hand can mean “I believe in you, you can do it.”