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Parenting & Leadership – You are the CEO

Do you view parenting as leadership? For some reason, sometimes we downplay our roles as parents. We often say things like “I’m just a mom/dad”, and at times don’t approach it with the same zest and zeal we would in our career or another leadership role.

Why is that? 

TPJ 83: Parenting & Leadership Podcast Episode

Today I want to encourage you to invest in yourself and discuss how I think our role as a parent is like being a CEO. 

INVEST IN YOURSELF: ALCHEMIZE!

 


Alchemize is my new course that helps you take your thoughts, fears, frustrations, and anxieties and transform them into mindsets that can actually move you forward in life, solve problems, become the person you want to be, and create the life that you want to create.


The Parenting Junkie Show Timestamps

[00:31] Parenting is a high stakes “job” (I know it’s a relationship and not a job…but hear me out).

[01:02] But we often downplay our role as a parent.

[01:53] As parents, we’re CEOs of our families. 

[03:46] The work we do as parents is meaningful and important.

[04:35] Let’s start thinking of ourselves as CEOs

[04:51] Let’s show up with zest, joy, and interest.

[05:00] Let’s take pride in the work we’re doing. We’re not “just” moms or dads. We’re leaders. 

[05:54] We should invest in ourselves like a CEO. Read books, listen to podcasts, learn more about our craft. 

[07:01] People who are “successful” aren’t necessarily more talented. They’re often relentless in their pursuit of growing in their craft.

 

Let’s approach our parenting like we would a CEO role in a business, and work toward mastery in our craft! 

 

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Parenting & Leadership Resources to Help You Invest in Yourself

For more inspiration, check out these resources to help you invest in yourself.

1. ALCHEMIZE – New Course!

Alchemize is my new course that helps you take your thoughts, fears, frustrations, and anxieties and transform them into mindsets that can actually help you become anti-fragile, resilient, confident, gritty, and abundant. 

 

2. Love Parenting with Avital Facebook Group

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3. Video Playlist from The Parenting Junkie

If investing in yourself is your jam, dive into this Parenting Junkie Playlist focused all around mega mindset shifts. 

 

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Can you have a sophisticated home even with little kids underfoot? Thoughts? ...

My view while I get some ish done. ⁣

Toddlers can be clingy, whiny, and annoying sometimes... but one thing's for sure: toddlers are designed to play. ⁣

The trick is... supporting their current stage and phase of play. ⁣

Parents are notorious for feeling dumbfounded when their 18-month-old doesn't play with ANY of their toys. "You have all these cool toys, why won't you play with them!?" Can you relate? ⁣

That's because, oftentimes, toddlers aren't engaging in make-believe (imagining scenes, building worlds) - but exploring their own world. ⁣

🌈 That's where sensory play comes in (think: dry beans or shaving cream in the bathtub)... ⁣
🌈 Developmental schemas (think: throwing objects or spinning dizzy)... ⁣
🌈 Moving to music (think: dancing or putting on a drum concert)... ⁣
🌈 Dressing up (think: trying on your shoes or transforming into a bear)... ⁣
🌈 Real-life pretend play (think: anything in your kitchen cabinets or nailing trim nails into corkboard). ⁣

Play may look different for a toddler than for an older child busy with Lego - but they can totally rock at it if we find ways to support their stages and phases of exploring their world, developing their fine and gross motor skills, and just being the little scientists that they are. ⁣

Just like they were compelled to crawl (in their good time), they are compelled, wired, and designed to PLAY.⁣
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★ What's keeping your toddler busy? ⁣
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Psst... Have you watched my new YouTube video about this? I'd love to hear your feedback! ⁣
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#toddlerplay #independentplay #schemas #playmatters #childhoodunplugged #playisimportant #toddleractivites #peacefulparenting #intentionalmotherhood #simplicityparenting #mindfulparenting #toddleractivities #workingfromhome #getishdone #momof5 #momoftoddlers #momoftoddler #learningthroughplay
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Are you stuck at home (still?) with a to-do list longer than the Great Wall of China and a toddler running circles around your feet? Trying to get stuff done with a toddler in tow is like slamming on the accelerator with the handbrake on... you end up spending a ton of energy, without getting anything done.⁣

Enter: Independent Play⁣

If we've hung out for any length of time, you know I’m a sucker for all things #independentlyplay. ⁣

In fact, not to toot my own horn, but it’s kind of what I’m famous for (if you call having more than 3 followers on Instagram famous😉). ⁣

Anyhoo - thanks to 5 awesome hacks I’ve picked up along the way I am managing to get some *ish* done while my 2.5-year-old occupies himself... and I want that for you too!⁣

With the #ReclaimPlay Challenge coming up and Present Play opening soon, boy! my team and I are hard at work cookin' up some amazing goodies for you. In other words, I am using these hacks like my business depends on it right now. Literally⁣

You'll want to head to the link in my bio @parentingjunkie to watch the FULL 12-minute VIDEO (or listen to it on the podcast 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘦 you get ish done), but here's the bullet point version:⁣

5 Ways to Occupy Your Toddler (while you get ish done)⁣
1. Sensory Play⁣
2. Movement⁣
3. Music⁣
4. Dress Up ⁣
5. Real-Life Pretend Play⁣

💬 If your child was occupied (screen-free) for 30 minutes... 𝙬𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙬𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙙𝙤?⁣

Read a book? ⁣
Make some protein balls?⁣
Write that blog post you've been meaning to since last month?⁣

Tell me more in the comments below and tag someone you know who has a toddler at home!⁣
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