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17th May, 2022

How to Be a (Happy) Working Parent with Corrina Gordon Barnes

With Rachel Morris

Dr Rachel Morris

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In this episode, Corrina Gordon-Barnes joins us to discuss the common struggles of working parents and the things we need to unlearn. She shares how to take radical responsibility as a parent and delegate responsibilities from housework to emotional load. We also teach you how to stay in your zone of genius and accept help when you need it. It’s time to live a life you love and enjoy, even amidst all your responsibilities!

If you’re struggling to balance work and parenting, stay tuned to this episode.

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Reasons to listen

  1. Learn how to let go of unhealthy thoughts and behaviours like parenting guilt, rescuer tendencies, and gender normative expectations.
  2. Discover the importance of delegating housework and the family’s emotional load.
  3. Understand how staying in your zone of genius can make you happier.

Episode highlights

04:55

Introducing Corrina

07:54

Struggles of Working Parents

13:04

Differences in Becoming a Parent

16:03

How to Manage Parenting Guilt

19:04

Balancing Responsibilities

26:28

Delegating at Home

30:42

The Dangers of Being a Rescuer

35:30

Why You Need to Have a Coach Mindset

38:35

How to Have an Easier Life as a Working Parent

40:35

Why It’s Important to Stay in Your Zone of Genius

45:37

Corrina’s Top 3 Tips

Episode transcript

By the way, when I say help, I am not referring to partners helping. Partners do not help. This is one of my bugbears. Partners don’t get to help because it’s not your job to do the things. If you’re in a partnership, having children—I strongly believe that it is your shared responsibility. So neither of you actually help the other one, because that would kind of imply that it was one of your job to start with, which we definitely see a lot. Anytime someone says, ‘Oh, they’ve helped me out with housework,’ or ‘They’ve helped me out with…

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