In 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
Getting 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
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.