Unless you’re fortunate enough to live completely off the grid, most of us can relate to a growing sense of feeling overwhelmed as a parent these days. The irony is we have never been more resourced. We’ve got information, research, entertainment, programmes, products, groups, clubs, events, education and options coming out our ears and yet still find ourselves in a slump about whether we’re getting it right.
Between work, life, kids and the constant barrage of research telling us what we should and shouldn’t be doing, has our time-poor and pressure-rich culture created the perfect storm? Are we just so darn busy being awesome that we’ve forgotten how to kick back and actually enjoy our kids?
I’ve learning a few (very) simple ways along the way to move from overwhelmed to regaining confidence again.