From the moment we are aware our first child is coming, we become parents. We continue to be parents for the rest of our lives. We don’t stop being parents when we show up at work, have a date with our spouse, or when we end a relationship. During this week’s episode, I speak with Vicki Hoefle about all aspects of parenting.
Vicki Hoefle is a professional parent educator and certified ICF (International Coaching Federation) coach with over 20 years’ experience. She is the author of Parenting as Partners, Duct Tape Parenting, and The Straight Talk on Parenting. She shares her wisdom and perspective on the expectations placed on both mothers and fathers, how to raise respectful, responsible and resilient children, how corporations can support parents in the workplace, and how parents can transfer the relationship skills from their home life into their work life.
[2:29] What the phrase, ‘bring your whole self to work,’ means to Vicki.
[6:06] Vicki’s personal journey accidentally led to a full-time teaching career.
[9:52] The importance of having a system to get a family through the bumpy moments.
[15:31] Parents can integrate the skills they are practicing at home, to create healthy relationships at work.
[19:15] Expectations and equitable distribution of parenting duties between mom and dad are highlighted in Vicki’s new book, Parenting as Partners.
[36:07] In order to get to courage, you need to go through vulnerability.
[44:31] How can companies support employees around personal home/life issues?
There is a much lower bar for what is expected of me as a dad, than there is for my wife as a mom. @mikedrobbinsClick to tweet
When I take care of mind, body, and spirit, I don’t worry about giving talks, because I can be present and easily access information. @vickihoefleClick to tweet