Strategies For Working Parents

Chat with Dr. Alyssa Westring about how leadership frameworks can be applied at home and work for successful parenting and a fulfilling care...
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Okay. Daughter is resting at home and I’m back to chat a bit more before end of the day. Anything else we should discuss?

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Covid-19 poses particular challenges for working parents who may have to arrange coverage if schools/daycares close. How are you approaching this possibility, knowing that so much is uncertain?

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So...the nurses office called and my little one has a fever. Will check back in once she's settled. I fully recognize this option as a privilege. Anyone want to talk about flexibility at work?

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Next question (based on a great conversation in 1 of the threads): how do gender roles and expectations play into your decisions about work and family?

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Another question - These days does your parenting look more like a micromanager or a leader? What kind of parent do you want to be?

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I have a 4 year old daughter, she’s in preschool 3 days/week, and does gymnastics class once/week, figure skating class once/week, woodworking class in school, and soccer class in school. And she’s a

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My husband and I are talking about having kids in the next year or so. Not working isn’t an option for either of us due to student loans. I travel 4d/wk and he’s local. What should we be considering?

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What are the values that you strive to embody in your parenting and your career? Which ones are you fulfilling? Which are getting ignored more than you'd like?

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Thx for your time Alyssa - I know a lot of us appreciate it. In your opinion, why do you think Total Leadership is well-suited to parenting?

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Question: What’s the biggest challenge you face, besides a lack of time, in finding harmony among the different parts of your life? (And, I KNOW that you will want to say “a lack of time”)

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My wife was a SAHM for the first five years of our first child’s life (and three of our second). It didn’t suit her well and she’s working full time now. This gets challenging during the week (contd)

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Not a bad view heading into the office!

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Going to take the kids to school. Back in about 45 minutes!

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Hello! I’m so happy to be on Fishbowl answering questions today. I’d like to start by telling you a bit more about myself – stuff that’s not on bio (cont)

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Currently a SAHM but want to put my toddler in a part time program and pick up a part time job. Have 8years of strategy consulting experience any tips/recs for PT opportunities? (DC area)

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I have a 2 year old son and am the breadwinner - my husband is a SAHD. We would like another but are struggling to figure out how we can make it work financially (contd)

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How do you handle being a working mom early in your career? I’m worried about being behind my peers, a lagging promotion, etc.

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Looking forward to diving into all of these questions tomorrow morning!

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Any advice for (newly) divorced parents in managing work, parenting, and personal life? Especially split co-parenting with young children.

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