Hannah Posted August 1, 2008 Share Posted August 1, 2008 I had no response to this mail on the general board, so maybe some afterschoolers can identify. How do you manage the transition between a fast-paced, outcomes driven work environment and getting "into the moment" with your children when you get home? I work in a hectic logistics department until 12h30 every morning. In the afternoons, I have difficulty slowing down and getting into the gentle pace I ideally want to have at home. One of the benefits of living in Africa is that we have a cleaner and a gardener a few times a week, so itâ€™s not that there is a huge list of chores waiting. I teach half of my 8yo ddâ€™s lessons (the rest is done by the childminder/tutor she is with in the mornings) and I have to will myself to sit with her patiently and not rush her along. The same is true when I start a craft with the girls. Iâ€™ll get them going and help for a few minutes, but then find something else to do. Usually itâ€™s not something very important, but I still feel compelled to â€œcompleteâ€ whatever it is I think needs doing. The girls like games and being read to. I guess because I have to be involved for the duration of the activity! So, what do you do to make the mindshift? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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