Dancing the “Teacher Tango”

Back to SchoolIn the business world, you quickly become aware of the influential people and managers in your department. I submit to you that it may help to think in these terms when meeting your children’s teachers through the years. Continue reading

Making a Difference on Campus

Parents Holding HandsGetting involved at your child’s primary or secondary school is an individual decision that can depend on many things. Are you still working full-time? Do you have younger children that require your full attention? Are you expecting your next child? Do you feel welcome at your child’s school and do they have a structure or organization that allows you opportunities to volunteer?  Continue reading

Defining an “OQM” – Parenting with Management Skills

Beginning OQMWhat is an “OQM” (Over Qualified Mom)?

As I passed through the world of parenting, PTA and all that went with it, I met many of them. Educated, career-oriented women who had given up their” former lives” to put that experience, intelligence, and passion into raising their children and making a family.

They also are running the world behind the scenes, just in case you were curious!

So, why am I blogging? What do I have to say that hasn’t been said about parenting?

Well, maybe just a few things.

I was initially a fairly unwilling participant in this thing we call childbirth and parenting (I had vowed never to get married and never to have children!). I realized just how much I didn’t know about the subject and I started reading everything I could get my hands on. A few things were invaluable, and we will get to that later, but what I realized in a “BFO” (blinding flash of the obvious) moment was:

In general, we treat our employees in well-managed companies better than we treat our children.

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