Resources for Parents
We are almost a quarter the way through 2021 with the Covid-19 vaccine being rolled out at an impressive speed here in the UK, however many parents are still going through the trials and tribulations of trying to homeschool whilst balancing work and family commitments, even with the restrictions-lifting hope thrown into the mix. Early on ahead of the first national UK lockdown, we recognised the need for of-the-moment supporting resources and content to help working parents and carers navigate through the uncertainty. So, we created a curated list of high-quality resources that were pertinent to working parents as we went into the first lockdown. We have since updated these resources a number of times to reflect the changing times; the new struggles and the enduring ones. The articles are grouped under different headings, including managing anxiety, communicating with your kids, and Work/Life Balance as well as some resources for fathers and single parents. We are acutely aware of the struggles that have faced working parents and single parents over the course of 2020 -2o21 and are actively creating content to encourage employers to do more to support them, and producing resources to help you.
You’ll notice that these articles are less focussed on how to manage your career, and more focussed on home-life. This is deliberate – our motto this year at ECC is ‘What’s Real is What Matters’ to emphasise that after the difficult year that 2020 was, we mustn’t lose sight of what matters the most and we encourage a careful reflection of what this has meant for you during an incredibly testing time. We hope that these resources help give you some encouragement, motivation and spot-on advice to help you power on through the new year.
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Geraldine Gallacher, CEO of the Executive Coaching Consultancy
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