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The Parenting Skills That Help You To Excel In Your Career

The Parenting Skills That Help You To Excel In Your Career

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Going back to work after raising kids can actually be easier than you think. There are many transferable skills you can get from parenting that will help you to excel in your career. Want to know what they are? Whether you’re a career man/woman thinking of starting a family or going back to work is on the horizon, this post should help you see the skills that you can take over to your new job, or even skills you can use to start your own business!

Managing Difficult Situations

Being able to manage difficult situations with grace is a great skill to have. If you’re well adept at managing difficult situations when it comes to your kids, you can carry that over to your career. You should never speak to any of your colleagues like children. A diplomatic approach without shouting is so much better. If you know that you’ve got this down to a T, you could definitely excel in your career!

Conflict Management

If you have more than one child, you’re going to be pretty good at conflict management too. Being able to manage conflicts at work will take you far. They aren’t always easy to manage, but when you have kids, they may seem like nothing!

Problem Solving

There are so many problems that can crop up as a parent. Not necessarily when your child is misbehaving either. It could be absolutely anything. Being able to come up with solutions and ideas at work is a valuable skill to have.  

Multi Tasking And Co-ordinating

Multi tasking is something that most parents do on a day to day basis. Cooking, cleaning, and taking general care of your kids isn’t easy. Being able to plan your children’s lives to a T will help you at work too. Although multi tasking at work isn’t always the quickest and best way to get things done, being able to do it will definitely help you with certain tasks and schedules. In the workplace, being able to multitask can sometimes be a necessity.

Networking

Networking with other parents, teachers, and people that have anything to do with your kids is a great skill too. Networking at work can take you far, whether you’re trying to integrate yourself into the team or you want to secure a client or working partnership.

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Good At Various Kinds Of Learning

Your kids will usually come home with different pieces of homework to complete, and need to use a variety of systems to do it, such as the computer and software on there. You have to be able to adapt to these things along with your kids, so you can monitor how they’re getting on and help them if needs be. This can be transferred to work, as industries are constantly evolving and changing.

Time Management

Becoming a parent means you need to learn how to be more efficient when it comes to your time than ever. When you’re younger, being a little late might not seem that important. However, becoming a parent makes you realize that fitting as much into your time as possible is crucial to getting things done. Being able to manage your time properly at work and showing that you are punctual will make you a far more effective employee.

Working As Part Of A Team

You’ll know that as soon as you have kids, you have your very own team at home. You all need to work together and be on the same page to get things done without tantrums and other issues. Being able to work as part of a team at work will help you immensely. If you’re a good team player, it might even put you in good stead for promotions and things like that.

Positivity

Things won’t always be sunshine and rainbows at home. However, staying positive in front of kids is usually crucial, as they will copy you. If you’re in a bad mood, you can get that they will be too. This can make the whole atmosphere at home chaotic and unpleasant! This is why putting a smile on your face is sometimes essential, even if you don’t feel like it. Spreading positive cheer at work will go a long way and could even help to make the team more productive. A happy team is a hardworking team. This kind of skill will go a long way in nursery nurse jobs and careers like that too!

Patience

Patience is a valuable skill to have, and there isn’t much that develops it better than becoming a parent. Some results may be slow to achieve at work, but they’ll usually be worth it. Patience with others and with tasks/projects will definitely help you to excel in your career.

Empathy

It’s no secret that becoming a parent makes you far more empathetic than ever before. You’ll be more in touch with your emotions and the emotions of others. This will help you to understand others more, as well as their motivations. This is really important when you’re working in a team, especially if you want to work your way up the ladder later on and become a manager or something similar.

Budgeting/Finances

When you have kids, finances can feel a little tighter than they did before. You need to buy new clothes constantly, as the kids grow so fast. You need to feed your family, pay the bills, go on holidays…there are so many things to think about. Being able to budget and manage finances at work will take you a long way too! Showing that you’re good with numbers will take you a long way.

Mentoring

Your kids look up to you. All good parents realize that your kids don’t just pay attention to what you say, but what you do too. You become almost like a mentor to them. Kids usually become like their parents in some way, whether it’s mannerisms, habits, ethics, or something else. Being able to mentor and motivate people at work is a great trait.

See? There are so many transferrable skills you can make use of at work when you’re a parent. There’s no need to worry about getting back into the workforce at all! Do you have any thoughts? Leave a comment below.

Naomi Isted
Editor in Chief, Naomi Isted is known as The Ultimate Lifestylist to her readers and viewers. She is a TV Presenter and Columnist. Ranked in the Top 100 LFW Social Media Influencers AW14 & SS15, Brand Ambassador for Pears Soap UK. Her Celebrity beauty TV Series currently airs to 27million homes on Physique TV in UAE, previously on Wedding TV in the UK. She brings fashion and beauty advice to her readers and viewers on a daily basis. She is Fashion and Beauty Columnist for Herald Scotland and has a Fashion and Beauty Bridal Blog for HELLO. She can usually be found attending celebrity fashion and beauty events in and around London and sharing the latest fashion and beauty trends with her readers.

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