When you are a parent who has to work and provide for the family and also raise one or more children, balancing your life can become a real challenge. On the one hand, you have a full-time job that requires all your attention. You have to give 100% at the office, and sometimes you even think about your work when you’re at home and you should be spending time with your family. On the other hand, you are perfectly aware that your children need you. They don’t only need you to buy them things, send them to school, and take them on the occasional trip, but they actually need you to be there, to talk to them, listen to them, and spend time with them doing different things. But there doesn’t seem to be enough time for all of that. So, as a hardworking parent, how do you manage to balance your career and your family life?
In his book, “My Cup Runneth Over”, Daryl D. Green presents a solution that has worked for him and his wife. This solution is called Meshing, and it is a method that can easily improve family life. It is based on the idea of setting goals, just as one does at the office in order to reach deadlines and deliver quality work. This time, however, the purpose of planning is to make sure you spend enough time with your partner and children and, most importantly, that you take full advantage of every minute you spend with them. Unlike most parenting books, “My Cup Runneth Over” focuses on practical solutions and offers tips and advice on how to start using the Meshing technique and make it work for you and your family.
The book is structured in such a way that the readers can easily learn the process step by step. In the Introduction, the author explains what Meshing is and how it can help busy parents plan their family life. Then, in Chapter 2, readers will learn about how important a personal coach is in assisting them and their families in goal setting. The author discusses vision, communication, and family priorities, and then dedicates an entire chapter to “The Family Plan” that is supposed to be set for one year. This plan is discussed in relation to spirituality, family, finance, and career. At the end of the book, readers will also find a section with Suggested Readings in case they want to read more on parenting.
“My Cup Runneth Over” is a guide that should be read by any parent. The Meshing technique gives great results for single parents as well, and it makes them feel better about themselves because it teaches them that it is in their power to make a change. Because single parents are the only providers, they often tend to sacrifice the time they should spend with their children. Meshing will help them plan their family goals just as well as they plan their financial goals.
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