3 Tips to Deal With Mom Guilt / Work-Life Balance

Available for Interviews:  Nadine Levitt

Nadine Levitt is an education advocate, speaker, and the CEO & Founder of WURRLYedu, an educational technology platform. Nadine specializes in the social-emotional curriculum (SEL), and she is also the author of the children’s book, My Mama Says Inside Me Lives a Village. 

What Nadine Levitt can say in an interview about
How to Manage Mom Guilt
:

I am a mom and know firsthand how hard it can be to achieve balance in our lives but it starts with you! When you look at all the emotions that are tied up and visiting with guilt we can better read what they are signposting for us.

Here are some tips:

    1. Try to unpack the “shoulds” or “supposed to.” A good way to do this is by writing them down. Sometimes looking at the words on a piece of paper, can give one a little space to identify what is really driving these thoughts. Often there are a few so write them all down (eg: kids get too much screen time, there’s not enough bonding time, we order in too much, etc.) 
    2. Next, look at what other emotions are coming with the guilt? Sadness? Fear? Jealousy? Go through each “should” previously listed and think about what emotions are attached to each one. Once you have the full picture you can unpack what it is signposting for you.
    3. Lastly, I look back over the list and fact-check everything, trying to differentiate between emotions and thoughts. Then cut a deal with yourself (make sure it is one you can keep!). Identify your priorities and build them into a schedule, but aim for 100% of your attention to go to each priority.

 

Interview: Nadine Levitt

Nadine Levitt is a Swiss-born, German, Kiwi, American thought leader, speaker, and author who is passionate about education, especially focusing on child emotional wellness, social and emotional skill development using the Arts, and EdTech.

In 2015 she founded the technology company WURRLY, which also makes WURRLYedu—a leading music education solution being used in schools across 22 states. Nadine has authored two children´s books for social and emotional learning (Inside Me Lives a Village and Inside Me Lives a Superhero), initially developed as a tool to use with her own kids, to help them develop positive self-awareness, self-regulation skills, confidence, empathy, creativity, and self-expression. This quickly grew into a school program, with the development of a supporting curriculum and classroom resources, and toys and other children’s products that foster a healthy relationship with emotions.

As an education thought leader, Nadine Levitt gives keynote speeches around the world on the subjects of music education, social and emotional learning, and technology in classrooms.

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