Being a Balanced Parent

I don’t know about you, but one of the areas I continue to struggle the most as a parent is with balance.  Our household includes two working parents, one who travels a good bit, three kids with homework, sports, and a range of extracurricular activities, and an active, attention-seeking Labrador Puppy.  Needless to say, there’s a lot of life, activity . . . and competing schedules.  We have to map each week out like Strategists, to make sure everyone is capable of being where they need to be and if there are enough adults to cover transportation and logistics. 

We have to work hard at finding time together when we’re all under one roof, sitting across from each other and connecting.  We want to keep looking at ways to approach life and family in more intentional, thoughtful ways.   If this struggle is at all familiar to you, we’re hoping to offer up a series of blog entries that could be helpful.  The next several weeks, we’ll take a look at what it might look like to be a more balanced parent.  We’ll focus in on balancing time, relationship, boundaries, discipline, support and emotion.  

Each blog will include a question to wrestle with, or an assignment for your family as you journey toward balance.   Stay tuned for these conversations, and as always, thanks for allowing raisingboysandgirls.com to come alongside you in your parenting journey.