Parent, Guider, Teacher: How To Do It All

We all know that life as a parent isn’t always plain sailing. Because we go through just as many choppy waters as we do calm seas. And that can often lead you to feel as if you have no idea what you’re doing. Add in a job to that and all chaos can break lose. But whether you work for someone or you work from home, you can keep it together, put your parent hat on, guide your kids, and support their futures all at the same time. And no, it doesn’t have to be incredibly hard work. You just need to find a role that works out best for you. By blending the best of all roles, you should find an approach that feels most natural and works for your parenting style too. So let’s take a look at how to do that.

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Focus On Nurture

First of all, you’re going to want to make sure that you’re focusing on nurturing your children. As parents, a lot of the time we focus on what we want our children to do or how we want them to behave so that our lives are easier. But that’s not always best for the child. So you’re going to want to flip that around. By focusing on nurturing your children, bringing out their strengths and interests and letting their personalities shine through, you’ll be helping them to find their own feet in life.

Encourage Creativity

From here, you’re then going to want to think about their creative side. It’s so natural for us to focus on academics, but sometimes, your children are much more creative, and it’s going to benefit them more if you can nurture this. So think about what you need to do to bring out their creative side from activities at home to clubs that they can join outside of school.


Support The Sports

It’s the same with sports. Where you can, you’re going to want to focus on the different interests they show in sports – and encourage them to try as many as they can. Then, be sure to support their choices. Buy the sublimated football jerseys, go to dance recitals, watch the basketball game. Do what you need to with them to maximize their interest, show your support, and to keep their focus going.

Speak To The Experts

From here, you’re going to want to speak to their teachers to see what academic support you can give. From creating study charts, supporting homework from the sidelines, or pursuing wider reading with them, there’s a lot you might be able to guide their schooling, but make sure you’re taking the right approach by checking in with the experts first.

Hire Help

Finally, you may also want to think about hiring a bit of extra help too. There will be a range of options for classes that they might want to take or lessons in set areas. You may also want to look at tutors if you think they need support in a particular subject or they could do with pushing because they’re doing well.

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Julian Caldwell

Julian Caldwell

Julian Ivey-Caldwell founded GetConnectDAD with one simple goal: Connect more families to their kids. Julian works a day job and spends his evenings (after the family retires) continuing to grow this platform. Because he travels a great deal for his “day job,” he is intensely focused on trying to find better ways for fathers and mothers who work long hours, different hours, or unusual hours find better ways to be engaged.

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