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Managing Expectations and Communication as a Working Parent

Being a working parent is a juggling act that requires careful balancing of responsibilities at home and work. As a working parent, it is important to acknowledge that no one is a mind reader and that clear expectations and effective communication are vital for maintaining healthy work-life integration. Here is some practical guidance and recommendations for managing expectations and improving communication strategies for working parents.

Set Realistic Expectations:

Start by setting realistic expectations for yourself, your team, and your family. Understand that you cannot be superhuman and fulfill every demand perfectly. Prioritize tasks both at work and home and communicate those priorities to avoid potential conflict. 

Tip: If you need some support with this, your employer offers unlimited 1-1 Parent Coaching to you at no cost! Schedule a coaching session to get started.

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