I attended a parenting seminar organized by the school. It’s a 6 weeks long seminar with 2 hrs per week. I have to be honest, attending a seminar with 90% stay at home moms, and only 2 dads felt weird. I know that we all struggle, and I am grateful for the opportunity to having to balance work and family. But sometimes that is really a challenge and I wonder whether my work or school could provide advice.
Yet, I enjoyed the discussion for several reasons:
- I felt acknowledged about the challenge of parenting. We all resort to quick fixes instead of long term solutions.
- I learned concrete tips such as setting up family meetings. I’ve read about this concept but never knew how to do it, nor the key points to make it productive instead of complaining session. I will discuss it with the family and maybe start doing it soon.
- I realized how little I was trained to parent. The instructor is a counselor and has real knowledge about how to parent. I know so little and feel like doing the job while learning.
While it’s time consuming, I will try to attend the rest of the sessions.
Sofia went to an overnight trip with school, I was with Lizzy alone during reading time. It is so much quieter and peaceful when there is only one kid at home.
New topic I am learning, land-based CO2 emission. oh well…. I need to get on the train about climate change or continue to feel like an imposter.