By Lexy Capp
As a proud parent of three boys ages 23, 21, and 12, and the owner of a nanny and household staffing employment agency in Las Vegas, I understand that there are various obstacles one must face in order to succeed and consistently have a sound mind in this life. The key to this success for a parent is understanding that one must keep a strong balance with life at home and work. One way to keep this balance is by establishing excellent time management skills, which will allow a working parent to raise your children well and work more effectively. There are many parents that I talk to on a daily basis who are so overwhelmed with stress from raising kids and working that they don’t have any time for themselves. By keeping an organized and outlined schedule with certain time allotted for various activities, and work related matters, it will create peace of mind and help a parent to always stay on top of their “A” game.
The most important way to keep this balance between work and family life is by loving each other all the time. It is crucial for a parent to remind their children that they are always here for them regardless of any situation. Even if you are working long hours every day, we as parents must always remind our children that we love them no matter what the scenario may be. Furthermore, it is pivotal to create a powerful bond with your children, especially younger ones so that they can always depend on you for anything and look up to you even the darkest of times. By creating this trust and paying attention to your children, you are giving them quality attention, which is one of the most important aspects of raising a well-rounded and respectful child.
One way of reminding your children that you are here for them and always love them is by keeping an open communication,
Ultimately, being a parent is one of the most difficult yet rewarding jobs in the world. I am constantly reminding myself that at the end of every day it is important to be grateful for your children and job. Parents should always ask themselves to think about how you can make the most of your time. With proper planning, you and your child will both benefit and create more time to spend with one another.
Lexy Capp is the Owner and Founder of Nannies & Housekeepers USA. She is very involved with Children’s Miracle Network and St. Rose Dominican Hospitals. Lexy’s column appears quarterly in ParentsGuide of Las Vegas.