Well, this is refreshing! Women shouldn’t have to hide the fact that we are parents at work or feel that it takes away from our effectiveness. I agree with Sheryl Sandberg that being a parent, particularly a mom, is an advantage and fosters a range of capabilities from which our employers and clients benefit. And I believe that work helps with organization at home. If you don’t have time, here are the cliff notes:
1. Sustainable perspective – future generations, etc.
2 Flexiblity – moms wear all hats so are master adapters.
3. More accepting of other’s challenges – raising kids is a great experiment in human development, imperfection has to be tolerated or we go insane.
4. Letting others grow – our kids figure life out despite us!
5. Relief – being a mom is the hardest job in the world – having a break can be great for both mom and child(ren).
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