2. YOU HAVE A FEW LONG-TERM FRIENDSHIPS
Alisa Bash, a licensed marriage and family therapist, based in Malibu, California, says:
“People with long-term friendships understand emotional intimacy. Their word means something and they show up when they commit to things and to people, something that will mean so much to a child.”
So, if you’ve got a few ole’ chums, you may just bring a bit more to the parenting table.
3. YOU UNDERSTAND BALANCE.
As you’re reading this sentence, there’s a parent slowly killing themselves from work stress. And there’s a child wondering where their Mom or Dad is.
Work-family balance, as defined by one prominent childhood educator puts it, is necessary “in order to have the energy and patience to take care of their children in a fun, joyful, and loving way.”