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TPJ 108: Why You Should Feel Great As A Working Parent

TPJ 108: Why You Should Feel Great As A Working Parent

Update: 2021-11-01
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Every so often I'll get a note from a parent who's feeling guilty that they have to work so much and can't be home with their little kids.

 

So often these parents write to me saying they feel bad that the kids don't see them as much as they could, or they feel bad that they're distracted and that their attention is going elsewhere other than just their children. 

 

I feel really passionate about this subject because here's one thing that I'm allergic to: dogmatic one-size-fits-all parenting advice.

 

When people make blanket statements like “mothers should be home with their babies” I think they’re missing so much nuance and it's really doing a huge disservice to all of us parents who are unique individuals with very unique circumstances. We're all different. Our children are all different. Our needs, aspirations, goals, beliefs, value systems, cultures, origins, and our resources are all different.

 

And therefore the answer is always going to be, as Magda Gerber said: It depends. 

 

In this episode I’ll talk about why you should feel great if you’re a working parent. 

 

[03:19 ] One isn't better than the other

[04:59 ] You're providing for your children

[05:48 ] Making money is part of parenting

[07:28 ] You're modeling for your children

 

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Full Show Notes: https://www.theparentingjunkie.com/108

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TPJ 108: Why You Should Feel Great As A Working Parent

TPJ 108: Why You Should Feel Great As A Working Parent