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Scheduled Parenting


And how does a schedule help the kids? It generally keeps their mood swings at bay. They know when to expect what and they have more purpose in their day. They look forward to play time and know that there is a heads down time. Most of all, however, it makes them learn the art of managing their time.

It is surprising how scheduling some things in life can solve many problems. Many fights amongst couples like who does what for which child or needing time to one’s own self, can be solved to some extent by a schedule. Not just by making a schedule, though. Following it too!

Think about it as one of the biggest gifts you can give to your child. So those of us who run away from schedules and live in the moment, do you think you can give this a shot?

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After 14 years of working as a Talent Development expert in the Corporate world, Namrataa Arora Singh decided to re-invent her career. A Certified Professional Coach (CPC) from the International Coach Academy (Australia), Namrataa has been coaching women across the globe for the last 6 years. Namrataa specializes in working with mompreneurs, single moms and working moms juggling a full time career with other responsibilities. You can read more of her blogs on http://worldofmoms.wordpress.com.


3 thoughts on “Scheduled Parenting

  1. Kritika Srinivasan

    Interesting post Namrataa. But sometimes I can’t help feeling that much of my parental stress arises froim the fact that I schedule my day so much! While every parent knows that it is healthy to schedule and stick to mealtimes and sleeping routines, etc. I must say that moms who don’t seem to stress too much about schedules seem to be more relaxed. Which makes me wonder if I’m doing something wrong by insisting on routine, boundaries and rules. I know that when scheduling your life you also need to allow for flexibility, and I still wouldn’t change the way I operate, but this was just an observation – that people who don’t operate on schedules may be less efficient, but they definitely seem to be less stressed – more bindaas – than people who do! Because finally, these parents don’t rush their kids or themselves for anything – they just go with the flow and seem satisfied with any and all outcomes!

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  2. Namrataa Arora Singh

    Thanks, Raina!

    Kritika,
    You make a relevant point, which I am sure many parents can relate to. One does have to remember that ultimately, it is important for the child to be raised in a happy environment, for which parents need to be happy. If following a schedule gives people stress, in all likelihood, they avoid following it. Nothing is wrong with that. The only thing that parents in this case need to acknowledge that their children might be able to accomplish far less than many other kids and also grow up to be unstructured and not valuing schedules themselves. Many parents might be ok with that so it works for them. To each, their own :)

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