‘Quiet Quitting’ a Parental Opportunity?

Quiet Quitting has garnered a lot of interest in the business world these days. It’s advantages and disadvantages are being debated and evaluated on several levels.

So… Can this growing trend assist parents?

As most parents know – parenting is a 24/7 job – no quiet quitting allowed for them.

While children are young, they are their parents’ #1 priority. As a parent, you know where your children are… at all times… and you strive to make sure they are safe while they enjoy the fullness of childhood.

Quiet Quitting, in the workplace, might work for parents in unseen ways…

Why not consider this a time to kind of free up some mental space in order to…

  1. Gain emotional skills – Less stress in the workplace might mean a more balanced response time to typical parental triggers. No flying off the handle when laundry ends up under the bed instead of in the hamper.
  2. Planning opportunities – On those coffee breaks, a relaxed employee might take a few minutes to update chore schedules or browse for craft-making ideas.
  3. Evaluate current listening skills – When a working parent isn’t obsessed with the next spreadsheet or how to score points at an upcoming meeting, he or she might be thinking about the last conversation they had with their teenager. Did he tell me he has a new set of friends last night over our spaghetti dinner or is he going to the game with the same kids I know?

Really… the list could go on and on. A less occupied employee might easily mean a more occupied parent. A parent’s job is no easy task but coming at it with a peaceful, calm attitude rather than a harried one, might mean relationship benefits with your kids.

Although… as a word of caution

‘Quiet Quitting’ might sound like the perfect answer for the workplace, but don’t overdue it… 

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It would be a real bummer to Quiet Quit to the extent your boss Quietly Decides… 

“This dreamer has to go!”

thanks for the visit

Suzanne Rightley Books for children available on Amazon.


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