Monthly Archives: July 2017

Managing Your Career with Sick Kids

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As sure as night follows day, the first few years of parenthood, that no one really warns you about, is guaranteed to include dealing with endless days of sick kids whose germs often spread throughout the whole family, derailing everyone. New parents can find themselves feeling wiped out with worry and sleep deprivation.

Once your child is old enough to attend playgroups, start childcare or frequent other community places where children congregate, all sorts of infections seem to be waiting to pounce. And, no amount of vigilant, clean-freak parenting can avoid a bout of sickness at some time or another.

The question is, how do you deal with it when your child is sick, you’re juggling work and, just when it looks like your little one is recovering, you’re struck down with the lurgy?

This article was first featured on the Huffington Post Australia. To read the full article by our CEO Emma Walsh (including a personal account of she has managed with three kids over the years) tap here.

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More Than Just Family – Top Qualities of The Workplaces Where People Take Care of Each Other

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The workplace of the future  starts with how we treat ourselves – first and foremost.

Before we can truly nurture our children, love our partners, care for our colleagues and friends we must first give all of these things to ourselves. For if we do not, we have no real marker for the quality of care we are offering; what we are delivering to others would only be an nth of a degree of what the potential could be.

Think about it like this… if our energy or love for self is only half full we only have a half full glass to offer others. What if we honoured and cared for ourselves in such a way that it left us feeling vibrant, joyful and healthy – like, full vitality healthy. How would our caring for others compare to when we don’t look after ourselves like we know we could?

“It is a common belief that caring for yourself first is selfish, yet when done in truth, caring for self is one of the most selfless acts that one can do. Self-care is an essential ingredient in the caring process and greatly enriches the quality of care you are able to offer another. When we are living our full potential we can then truly support others to meet their potential.”  Tanya Curtis, Fabic Behavioural Specialist

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