Working Parent Resource

The Working Parent Resource is a place where we have thoughtful discussions, share personal stories, and provide practical advice for ambitious working parents who actually want to enjoy being a working parent. Every week we tackle a brand new topic related to working parenthood to help you overcome your biggest obstacles, reach new insights, and make important changes in your life. Topics will include time management and life balance, marriage and relationships, child development and parenting tools, self care, mindfulness, and a whole lot more! Come join us!
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May 10, 2017

Episode Summary:

One of the things I hear most from working parents is that they feel a tremendous amount of guilt because they aren’t around their kids all week.  They feel like “bad parents” because they’ve been led to believe that simply being physically present with their kids is what makes someone a good parent.  I think logically we know this isn’t true, but it can absolutely FEEL true when you have very limited time with your kids.

So today’s episode is all about building a strong, healthy and loving connection with your kids, even when you work all week.  We’re going to talk about simple and practical strategies you can implement to increase your connection with your kids, even when you can’t always be physically present.  I want you to leave this episode knowing how to make the most of the time you do have with your kids, not only so you can let go of those useless feelings of guilt, but also so you can enjoy a special and strong bond with your kids that will last over time.

What You’ll Learn in This Episode:

  • Surprising (and fun!) ways you can build your connection with your child.
  • How our kids experience separation, and how we can minimize the meltdowns, anxiety, and acting out that can occur during our morning and evening routines.
  • Our kids’ underlying developmental needs, and how we can meet those needs in even just a few minutes a day.


Show Notes:

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Working Parent Resource – Parenting & Child Development Page

The Conscious Parent by Shefali Tsabary

Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting by Laura Markham

Working Parent Resource Facebook Community

About the Working Parent Resource:

The Working Parent Resource is dedicated to helping ambitious working parents acquire the information, insights, and tools they need to create a more intentional and fulfilling life that reflects their deepest values and priorities.  Sarah Argenal, the host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast, has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Development, and is a Certified Professional Coach with over 15 years of experience in counseling, coaching, teaching, course development, and project management. You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at

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