Work, Parent, Thrive
12 Science-Backed Strategies to Ditch Guilt, Manage Overwhelm, and Grow Connection (When Everything Feels Like Too Much)
by Yael Schonbrun
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Pub Date 01 Nov 2022 | Archive Date 01 Nov 2022
Shambhala Publications, Shambhala
2023 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist
Twelve practical strategies to experience more joy and feel less guilt as a working parent, drawn from ACT, the groundbreaking therapy technique that has helped countless people.
Dr. Yael Schonbrun calls out the myth of the work-life balance and offers practical strategies that can help us reframe our approach to working and parenting from the inside out. Based in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), these strategies won’t create more hours in the day, but they can shift how we label our experiences, revise the stories we tell ourselves about working and parenting, and recognize the value we get from each role.
Differing values and commitments pull working parents in opposite directions and the social supports families desperately need are lacking. Yet even with these very real challenges, we can find more peace and less stress.
Some of these strategies include:
- Getting clear on our values and using these to help us make what often feel like no-win choices around time and resources
- Practicing mindfulness in both parenting and working
- Subtracting less meaningful obligations from our lives
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Average rating from 5 members
This is a fantastic resource for all parents! The author teaches 12 concepts to help parents become clear on their values, improve connection and mindfulness at work and home, and more. This is one I'll return to again and again. Many thanks to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for the advanced copy of the book.
Today, there are so many parents that are working full time, while also trying to raise a family. Gone are the times where one parent stays home to manage the household. As a working parent, you need to figure out how to navigate the relationship between your home and work life as both are quite demanding. This book, Work, Parent, Thrive presents research based strategies to be a successful working parent. This book is based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Some of the important information in the book includes: how to adopt more mindfulness in our lives, how to eliminate meaningless/less important obligations on our time, and looking at and embracing what we really value. I highly recommend this book to all working parents. Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the advance review copy in exchange for my honest review.
Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the eARC!
Boy, did this book make me feel seen. Highly recommend reading this if you’d like validation about how hard it is to balance life when you’re a working mom. This gave me some great ideas on how to change my mind set. There were some tools I knew about but some new insight I hope to start practicing
Most parents are working parents in todays world. This book is based on the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Teaching 12 concepts to help parents to improve their mindset, and figure out your values. We all know that the work/life balance is difficult, and being a parent just adds to the stress!
Thank you Netgalley for the ARC!