How do you balance a successful career along with raising children?

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No matter at what stage one is in one’s career, as a working mom or dad, one may struggle to find a balance between the and family. It is usually seen that mothers who work struggle more than working fathers to maintain a proper work-life balance.

  • Part Time Jobs: Taking up part-time jobs can help. For example, a school teacher can ask for work hours less than the set school hours, say from 8 am to 2 pm. She may choose to work till 12 pm instead and return home before her child returns from school and also prepare lunch and serve the food hot to her child.

  • Freelancing: In such a technology-driven world, why should one go out and waste energy, money, and time when freelancing can be a good option. There are many content writing and customer support jobs that can be done sitting at home.

  • Cooperation Between Husband and Wife: Nowhere is mentioned that it is the husband who has to earn and wife may sit at home, taking care of the children. Both the parents of the child should maintain such a routine to spend time equally with the child.

  • Taking Help from Outside: If at all no grandparents or elders of the family can come to stay to take care of the child, it is not a bad option to hire a caretaker; a maid for the child if he is too little an age. But in that case, one must be vigilant enough because these maids often befool the parents of the child and spend time with them watching TV or being on phone calls all day long.

  • Prioritize Self-Care: It is not mandatory to maintain a set pattern for food, sleep, etc. So, mothers may prioritize their tasks as per the pending work.

Thus, these tips might help parents who are struggling enough to maintain a work-family balance.

Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24