Life Admin for Parents

Being a parent is one of the toughest life admin tasks that there is.  Not a parent?  Don't worry this episode has plenty of info aimed at you too.

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Set the table:

There is a bunch of life admin in parenting. In fact, it is often a shock—for the amount and the repetition of it all. For non-parents, it is good to look ahead—and bookmark for later potential.   

 

Basic guidelines 

  • Normal is a range. Development, physical and mental, often occurs in spurts. This is why doctors look at multiple points or sharp trend shifts for problem indicators.

    • Growth charts

    • Diets

  • Change is the routine.

    • Daily routines

    • Seasons of parenting routines

  • Children come as they come. 

  • Raising kids is a process. Kids won’t want to do things they’ve never been exposed to.  

  • First kids set the pace and tone. 

    • what you expect

    • milestone affect

    • Rules and seals

  • The best bit of advice I received from my motherhood mentors: worry more about who your child will be at 35 than tomorrow.  Resist immediate measurement.

  • Fathers matter.

 

Closing

60/ Sandwich Generation

Its the term for the adults still caring for children at home when their own parents care needs rise.  It can be complicated, messy and a little uncomfortable. We are here to help navigate.

59/ Birth Certificates, Passports, and Other Official Documents

Official documents are royal pains.  The timing on getting these important documents will be critical for most.  Planning and preparation is the way.

58/ Life Admin for Toddler Parents

They grow up so fast!  Your newborn is a toddler before you know it.  Leslie and Ryan discuss how to set up your toddler for success in life. 

57/ Life Admin For New Parents

Having a newborn come into the world can be a little scary.  Leslie and Ryan breakdown myths and speak from personal experience. With some funny stories along the way.