With many urban parents choosing to step into the professional world, finding the right balance between parenthood and work can be quite a feat. Whether you work to earn an extra income or to fulfill your career aspirations, spending quality time nurturing the relationship with your child an family at large is equally important.
Search Institute, along with prominent organizations such as the Harvard Family Research Project and the Family Strengthening Policy Center, conducted a study on strong family bonds. The research clearly indicated that strenuous job demands, overscheduling and financial pressures act as stumbling blocks in building a strong family. Expert psychiatrist Dr. Sanjay Chugh adds,” Children who enjoy focused attention from their parents are less likely to suffer from behavioral problems.”
To make the task a little less daunting, following the below mentioned tips can be helpful:
Parenting expert & clinical psychologist, Dr SmitaPandey Bhat, Senior Manager, Clinical Research Company, NCR, comments, ”Spending quality time is important irrespective of whether you are working full-time, part-time or stay-at-home. The kind of parent you are will make the biggest difference and determine the well-being of your child.”
Personally witnessing special moments like their first step, first bike ride, first dance movement, or first game can be priceless.Although it can be a little stressful, but with a positive frame of mind, dedication and discipline, the right balance between parenthood and work can definitely be achieved.