“Getting dressed, getting undressed and going to bed. All of these things happen at least once a day. If we maximize those tiny moments, then we are supporting and connecting with our babies in very valuable ways.”
One challenge that working parents have is how to balance the time they need to be the best parent for their child while continuing to do well at work.
The solution that’s typically considered is to limit or even reduce the time spent at work to spend more time with the family. But this isn’t always possible. The question then is how working parents can more effectively use the limited time they’re able to spend with their kids.
In today’s episode, Ayelet Marinovich and I discuss what working parents can do and where to focus attention to maximize their daily interactions with their kids.
Ayelet is a pediatric speech-language pathologist who works with families with infants and toddlers. She is the founder of Strength-in-Words, a podcast and an educational resource for parents and caregivers so they can have peace of mind as they support their children to the best of their ability.
Highlights of Episode 104
- Why maximizing the use of time with your young kids starts with reframing expectations
- What play looks like for an infant or a toddler
- The impossible parenting standards that social media create
- Does ‘screen-babysitting’ work?
- Finding the tiny moments to support your baby in the most valuable way