How to Spend Your Parenting Time and Energy Wisely

by Amy Jen Su

Quick Takes

To make the best of your finite time and energy as a parent, align your contribution and your passion.

  • Determine what you do that your children value the most
  • Reflect on which parenting activities motivate and inspire you the most
  • Prioritize tasks and experiences that fulfill both of these
  • Delegate or spend less time on activities that don’t fulfill either

Carole came into our coaching meeting looking especially frustrated. As an IT leader at her company, she was under constant time pressure, and her week had gotten off to a stressful start. “I move mountains to wrap up work early on Tuesdays to get to my teen daughter’s soccer practice, only to feel like she doesn’t ...

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