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Ideas for dealing with the ever-present working mom guilt.

by Karol Nechushtan, Psy.D.  |  3075 views  |  1 comment  |        Rate this now! 

  • Share all the responsibilities with your husband. Yes, I know I said all (we will talk another time about how to encourage your husband to participate more). Dads also should have special time with children (one-on-one time), which allows you to do what you need to do.
  • Encourage your child to help you with household chores. Make it like a game. This is a win-win situation. As your daughter will feel competent about being able to help you, you will spend more time together.
  • Depending on your line of work, bring some of your work home and do it at night when your daughter is sleeping.
  • You may look into working fewer hours (20 or 30) if you desire to try and better balance family and work.
  • Karol Nechushtan, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist with a focus on family therapy. Dr. Nechushtan lives in the greater Los Angeles area and has two young children. She has her own private practice and is also available for phone consultations. You can visit her online at www.doctorkarol.com .

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    Karol Nechushtan, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist with a focus on family therapy.

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    • I love what Karol said about encouraging your child to help with household chores. From the time he could walk, my older son was really into helping me with whatever I was doing. He loves to vacuum and help me cook. Yes, sometimes it slows me down in completing the chore and sometimes he creates more work then there was originally. But we have fun doing it together and he enjoys doing what the grown-up does. He actually developed great eating habits by watching me cut vegetables, he would want to eat them - so now he knows how to make veggie lasagna and loves eating raw vegies.

      Flag as inappropriate Posted by boysmommy on 10th April 2007

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