Resources for Parents
As we welcome the end of 2020 with a vaccine now officially on the horizon , we are suspended in a transition period where we can finally imagine that life might start getting easier, whilst simultaneously being trapped in arguably the most difficult lockdown yet. With less sunshine, less outdoor places to meet and the opposite of a hallmark ‘Merry Christmas’.
One thing is for certain though – almost everybody has been willing to lend a helping hand, and this is especially true for the multitude of content that has been produced this year to help everyone to navigate through uncertainty, across almost all situations. The most difficult part is finding the time to read it all and knowing where the best resources are – so here is where we’ve stepped in to help.
At the beginning of the year 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 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 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 a difficult year, 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 at the close of an extremely tough year.
Do scroll down to browse through the different headings.
Geraldine Gallacher, CEO of the Executive Coaching Consultancy
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