How to Balance Being a Parent & Starting a Career

by: Tawana 

Having a successful career is a task in itself. When you add raising children to the equation, life as a young professional gets complicated. Motivational Speaker Tawanda Anderson of SHINE helps you shine in your career as a parent.

Most of us do not really think about balancing career and being a parent when we are in it. We just take it day by day, and wonder how we survived in the end. These rules that I prioritized over the years help me SHINE in my career.


Get a “Village”

Your “Village” consists of grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends who are willing to step in when things come up at work. A solid “Village” not only babysits, but they also pour into your children by giving them guidance and support. Do not be afraid to ask for help from those outside your close circle. You will be surprised how many people would love to help you and be a part of your “village.”

Stay on a Work Schedule

While co-workers are socializing at the water cooler, prioritize your work assignments and stick to a strict schedule. As a parent, most days after work you will not have time to work uninterrupted.  If you do have time to check email or work remotely, you will be sacrificing precious family time. To avoid making that sacrifice, use the workday properly.

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