"You can't lean in to your work if you're leaning over backwards every single second for your child."
This episode features Lenore Skenazy: author, mother and founder of the Free Range Kids movement.
They say when one door closes, another opens, and that's what happened with Lenore Skenazy. Like many journalists who have lost jobs in recent years, Lenore was not seeking career change. But she pivoted brilliantly, founding an entire movement that seeks to lessen fear's grip on modern parenting and restore childhood to its former state of greater freedom and independence. Lenore also talks about doing the unexpected and how leaning over backward for our children makes it harder - if not impossible - to "lean in" to our careers.
"One message I want to get out to moms is that not only can you try to ween yourself off the culture that's telling you you have to be with your kid and supervise them every single second, but when you do you get to raise kids that are more competent because they have to make some of the decisions themselves...so it really works great for the kids too."
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