Parenting stress is invariably carried to work and impacts concentration and productivity.
Research has found that emotional distance with children and their rude and disrespectful behaviour at home is emotionally draining for parents. Employees who struggle with parenting issues at home arrive at work depleted and dejected. And this fuels a cycle of unhappiness and unproductivity at the workplace.
Parenting support at the workplace can help parents to manage family issues before they turn into workplace problems.
“Working mothers” burdened by the stresses of work and career have been forced to leave the workforce for many years now. And this has impacted all efforts put into maintaining diversity, equity, and inclusion in organizations.
This loss has the potential to erode the social fabric of the workplace because studies show that women managers are a greater support to employee well-being than their male counterparts.
In recent years however, workforce attrition due to parenting issues has transformed from a “working mother” issue to a “working parent” issue.
Fathers today want to be present and involved in parenting their children. And they are willing to make significant career decisions to get what they want.
Parents leaving organizations because they are unsatisfied with their parenting efficacy has a significant role to play in “the great resignation” that is plaguing the world. And this is bad news for organizations.
When parents leave the workforce – organizations lose employees in key managerial and individual contributor roles. Employees who are either leaders or on the track to leadership. This impacts the organization’s institutional knowledge, managerial capabilities, and mentorship pipeline.
They reduce parenting stress
They help parents feel resilient in the VUCA worldParenting is stressful primarily because it requires parents to make ‘a decision a minute’ for another person. And each decision has the potential to be life impacting. The workshops teach parents about the needs of the growing brain and body and make it easier to make decisions and keep parents stress free.
Confident and decisive parents and raise confident children.
They help parents feel resilient in the VUCA world
Eliminate emotional distance and feel supported by your relationship with your child even when everything around you is volatile.
The workshops teach parents how to implement loving discipline that strengthens their relationships with their children.
Understanding neurobiology and neurophysiology can help you build empathy and eliminate expectation mismatch which can damage relationships.
They help parents feel competent and build self-esteem
Feel good about your parenting actions by learning neuroscience-based skills. The workshops teach parents the enjoyable way to be effective while parenting. No one can tell you how to parent your child. But neuroscience can help you understand what will work and what won’t.
They decrease parenting guilt and shame
Understand the “why” behind the “should(s)” that are prescribed in parenting and stop feeling guilty and ashamed about the things you should do – but can’t for various reasons. The workshops clearly explain what children need and what they can easily thrive without.