Updated: Oct 23, 2020
Are you exhausted, stressed and feeling overwhelmed with #allthethings that have been thrown on you during this whole Coronavirus pandemic? Navigating working remote while your kids are home and you have to play teacher? Do you feel like your partner is not picking up their fair share and leaving you to take it all on? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you have come to the right place!
Here you will find the first step of a simple four step process that will provide you with tips on engaging your partner in active ownership of childcare and schoolwork. The best part? While these tips were created in light of the school closures occurring during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic, they can be used at any time! I know you are short on time, so let’s just jump right on it to it.
Step 1: Changing Your Mindset
The first step in the process is to change your mindset from an “I” mindset to a “we” mindset. Instead of thinking or saying things like:
What am “I” going to do about this?
How am “I” going to work and teach my child at the same time?
How am “I” going to have that conference call while my child is home?
Reframe it to:
What are “We” going to do about this?
How are “We” going to work and teach our child at the same time?
How are “We” going to have our conference calls while our child is home?
By becoming cognizant of your use of “I” versus “we” and reframing what you are thinking and saying, you will start to feel less burdened with the belief that you are going it alone with juggling childcare, schooling, household management and work. And that will open you up to the possibility of engaging your partner in active ownership of these responsibilities.
Get additional details on Step 1: Changing your Mindset here. For support, tips and insights on surviving the COVID-19 lockdown, please come join me and other working moms at the Working Moms on Lockdown group on Facebook. And, be sure to follow me on Facebook to get the latest info on how to attain an equitable division of labor in your home.
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