Working parents are our heroes (okay, all parents are our heroes, but hear us out). Since September 16 is Working Parents Day, we’re celebrating the lessons that these mamis and papis impart to their children. Studies have shown that kids of working parents have higher test scores, greater career success and increased satisfaction professional satisfaction. Who doesn’t want all that for their kids?
Co-host of Hallmark Channel’s Home and Family, Cristina Ferrare tells Working Parents Magazine, “My husband works and I work. But I take jobs that enable me to balance both family life and my job. This sometimes meant taking those jobs in television where I occasionally was able to take my children with me on the set.”Now, we’re not here to get in an argument over which is better, staying home or working, but in honor of this day, we’re giving you 12 life lessons children of working parents can learn from watching the pros in action!
1. Organize Your Time As you already know, being a working parent means juggling the kids, the household chores, your job, spouse, childcare arrangements and so much more. You quickly become super efficient and organized with your time, something your kids learn from you as they watch you go about your everyday life.
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