Homeschooling During the Pandemic? We asked our Fellow and Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Suhana Ahmed for her top 3 tips. Including why you should never compare you or your child to others and how cuddles and talking can make all the difference .
Dr Ahmed’s top 3 tips for working parents going through this difficult time:
⚡️Don’t Judge Yourself By Others
You are you, your child is YOUR child. Be confident – you will know how and what they need right now. Remember that personal/emotional growth is just as important as academic growth, if not more.
⚡️ Do Not Underestimate The Power of a Peer Network
Not the class What’s App group, where they all talk about how much work they’ve been doing. I mean the sister, the friends, the mums who have got your back and support you. (Shout out to my lovely Leaders Plus friends.)
⚡️ Cuddles and Talking
Make time for this daily – tell your child you need a cuddle, ask them if they do too. Talk about how your day has been at the end of it.
How Leaders Plus Can Help You Further
Leaders With Babies Podcast
Our Leaders With Babies is dedicated to supporting parents of young children who are ambitious about their career whilst caring deeply about being a good parent. Each week we bring you an interview with an inspiring leader, plus practical solutions and actionable tips on how you can make your vision for career and family life a reality. Listen here.
Leaders Plus Fellowship Programme
The Leaders Plus Fellowship is a 9-month online programme specially designed to support working parents so they can stay on the leadership pipeline at work whilst enjoying their young families. Fellows have access to a senior leader mentor, a supportive group of like-minded peers, and specialist workshops to support you in your career development as a working parent. It’s often described as “like NCT for professionals.” Find out more about the Programme here.