The lesson working parents can teach their colleagues: ‘Flip the guilt’

The working parent juggle is nothing new – particularly for working mums. The tug between showing you’re putting in the hours at the office, only to miss out at home, can lead many to feel perpetually stretched thin.

What if there was another way to look at the situation – one where we replaced the guilt of not giving enough in the office with the acknowledgement of the added skill set parents bring to their professional lives? That instead of ruminating on what our kids miss out on, we focus on what they can gain.

Psychologist Kim Cullen says mums work smarter, are better able to focus in on tasks and have incredible time management and multitasking skills.