This is where the school needs to properly support its teachers.
You can’t control that grandmother. But the school can enforce its rules simply — either the kid follows the rules, or the kid is no longer welcome at the school.
Great advice Taylor. I’m a recent initiate to the idea of nicheing-down in my category. I have a fairly broad skillset so it’s always tempting to try and be all things to my cleints.
Now I’m working hard to focus and become that key playing in my space. It’s quite a different mindset and I’m needing some time to adjust to the idea.
A redundancy 5 years ago led to me setting up my own consulting business. With two kids at the time and another since, we’ve had the freedom to configure me to work 4 days a week (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri) most of the time. It keeps me grounded and connected with the kids a lot more. I’m all for it, but it’s a tough sell to employers. Hopefully your article will encourage more men to ask and more employers to agree.
Smartphones have been “good enough” for a while now. In the 2007–2015-ish period, buying a new one was a substantial upgrade. It was easy to see what you were paying for.
Now? Not so much. My 3.5 year old iPhone 6s does pretty much everything I could want.
A good piece. Reminding people the game is rigged is an essential first step. But then you need a bigger perspective.
Nobody cares how hard you work. But you need to put your head up and look around occasionally. 99u published this excellent piece on the subject.
This sounds so familiar. We have 3 boys and the step from 2 to 3 was huge. Suddenly we were outnumbered! Best thing we found is what you found – accept any help you can. I’m fortunate that I’m self employed so at least my wife can lean on me during the day if needed.
The overwhelming feeling in this piece is sadness. Imagine so many bright and capable people feeling glum because they didn’t win the lottery. That’s what “missing your exit” is: not winning the lottery.
Gratitude for what we have and service for those we can help are the antidote for this malaise. Look how much more you…
Beautiful essay. The flow of time and the loss of far more opportunities than we can ever take can lead us into FOMO, but it’s helpful to me to remember that no matter how hard I run and strive I would still not put a dent in all of life’s offerings. Entropy is relentless and we all age and die and lose and grieve. It’s a stoic idea that reminding…