Increasing Productivity by Optimizing Work Life Balance (Parenting Model) – 2 Days

Increasing Productivity by Optimizing Work Life Balance (Parenting Model)



Surveys from all around the world are revealing a distressing trend: “work” and “life” have become blurred together in the Covid-19 era. Research shows that employees are putting in between one to four hours longer because the working day no longer has clear boundaries.


Furthermore, working parents face a new set of challenges:


§     How do I handle stress and anxiety while working from home alongside my children?

§     Why are my kids so fierce and defensive?

§     How do I help my children overcome their screen addiction?

§     Why can’t my child stop lying?


Between parenting, working and monitoring their children who are also now studying from home, the pandemic has left countless working parents feeling burnt out, exhausted and stressed.


Finally, studies show that working parents suffer from a severe loss of productivity, innovation and leadership skills, which can adversely affect your organization for years to come.


This interactive workshop is designed to give working parents and leaders in your workplace the tools, knowledge and skills to optimize their work-life balance while becoming healthier and happier parents. Accordingly, their productivity, leadership skills and innovation in the workplace will improve considerably.


Learning Objectives:

This workshop aims to equip working parents and leaders in your organization with linguistic and mindset tools so that they can navigate the stresses of parenting while working from home, while bringing up disciplined, motivated and resilient children.


Learning Outcomes:


By the end of this workshop, Participants would be able to:


§     Understand why it is unhealthy, for themselves, their children and their organization, if they do not manage their work life balance properly


§     Improve their work productivity, leadership skills and innovation by:


a)                           managing their own expectations (self-love) and those of their children;


b)                           establishing healthy boundaries and routines for themselves, their children and work; and


c)                            learning how to communicate their needs to their families and colleagues in a healthy manner.


§     Raise children who are capable of self-regulation and develop high disciplinary expectations for themselves


§     Raise children who are positive, driven, independent and resilient


§     Guide children who are academically motivated despite the challenges of online learning in the new norm


§     Have more confidence and communicate better with their colleagues and the people they lead in their organization



We incorporate the latest research and techniques used by teachers and researchers in the United States, into an engaging interactive workshop, filled with language and mindset re-writing/re-framing exercises, case studies and role-playing exercises.


Learning Outline:


Day 1


MODULE 1: Self Love and Managing Expectations


§     Study the connection between thoughts and feelings, and why mental discipline is the key to managing our emotions


§     Examine numerous impactful methods Participants can use to regulate their own emotions and expectations to be more effective workers


§     Examine healthy methods so that Participants can manage the expectations of their family members


MODULE 2: Helping Children to Regulate Themselves


§     Participants will learn how to tell give affirmative instructions to their children (what needs to be done) instead of complaining about what went wrong


§     Help the Participants’ children to develop high disciplinary standards for themselves and an “engineering” or problem-solving mindset


§     Give Participants more effective tools and methods to correct their children instead of issuing meaningless threats. Parents who threaten but never punish their children lose respect rapidly


§     Conduct Role-Playing scenarios so participants can utilize and apply the language and mindset learnt at home and in the workplace


MODULE 3: Establishing Healthy Boundaries and Routines


§     Learn and apply effective methods to establish boundaries and routines at home, including creating productivity timetables for themselves and creating a proper and professional working space


§     Learn how to collaborate with their children to create timetables and boundaries, and what are the consequences if those boundaries are breached


§     Practice how to deal with children when they interrupt a meeting, or when Participants are engaged in a crucial work task







MODULE 4:  Nurturing Children’s Characters


§     Understand why it is crucial for participants and children to develop goals


§     Participants will learn and apply healthy language when correcting (issuing consequences) to their children when boundaries are broken. Correction is far more effective when participants understand the underlying issues and explain how it benefits the child in the long run


§     Learn how to bring up children who can remain resilient, positive and driven even in adverse and stressful situations


§     Distinguish between positive and negative reinforcement, and why when used properly, is very effective in encouraging their children to repeat helpful behaviors


§     Conduct Role-Playing scenarios so participants can utilize and apply the language and mindset learnt at home and in the workplace


MODULE 5:  Communicating Needs Healthily


§     Practice healthy ways to deal with children when they interrupt work meetings or crucial tasks


§     Manage the guilt and stress when participants are forced to choose between their professional obligations or parenting


§     Practice and apply healthy ways to communicate participant’s needs with their families and colleagues


MODULE 6:  Improving Studies and Effectiveness of Online Classes


§     Examine the reasons why many children are unable to concentrate during online class


§     Apply various research backed methods to help participants’ children to focus better on online classes


§     Study methods to discourage children from developing an “I don’t know / I give up” culture


§     Apply methods so participants’ children are able to motivate themselves academically and move towards their goals