Just in time for Mother’s Day, Andrea Nair, a psychotherapist, parenting educator and writer, interviews a successful Canadian TV host for suggestions on how to stay connected to your kids. In this article from Yummy Mummy Club, Tracy Moore, the host of Cityline on City TV explains how she balances the demands of a high profile television job with raising a young family.
Moore explains to Nair that recognizing the individual needs of each of her children, as well as her own, are key to avoiding the ‘mommy-guilt’ that plagues many working mothers. Moore is careful to make sure that she is selective when it comes to scheduling activities for her family and prefers to spend time engaging with her family directly, rather than structuring their lives around planned activities.
Young children do not need piano lessons, art classes, soccer or French tutoring. Individuals have their whole life to choose things they love and put effort into becoming accomplished at a skill. It is just not necessary to over-schedule young children, particularly if parents are away from them during the day. Parents who are at home like to enrol their children in activities to help enjoy the day, but for families where the parents work, really consider if a particular activity is improving the relationship.
Read the whole story at Yummy Mummy Club.
By Andrea Nair