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013. Productive Parenting Episode

Episode description

Adjust your definition of "productive"
  • Raising and loving children is productive
  • Don’t over strain yourself
  • Your priorities change once you have kids, too, and sometimes it's difficult to imagine just how much the little ones can change your world for the better
  • Try this: research how much it would cost to hire someone to do a home-related task for you vs. doing it yourself
Include your children and establish boundaries
  • Sleep when they sleep
  • The YMCA has great childcare options
  • Have a room for work as a physical boundary between working on your business and working with your kids
  • Have a support network for help: daycare, babysitter, relatives, friends with kids, and so on
  • Teach your child (as early as 3-4) to play independently and be safe — they'll carry this with them into adulthood
Break down large projects
  • Small, manageable goals are good in general
  • Small, achievable tasks are especially good when the kids are home
  • Use timers to allocate "me time" and "us time"
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