As working moms, we often find ourselves in a sea of mom guilt. The problem is mom guilt is not a plan. It is not a proactive approach to ensuring the development of our kids’ brains. Instead, it’s reactive and tends to lead to less mindful decisions.
It’s time that ambitious women stop apologizing for being ambitious and instead realize the positive impact it can have on their kids’ brain development. The key, when working through the fear of failing our kids or our worry about failing at raising our kids, is to make sure our approach is mindfully based on the science of the brain.
I was able to chat with Dr. Sarah Levin Allen, a Pediatric Neuropsychologist and Applied Brain Science Coach about what our ambition might be doing to our children’s brains. Dr. Allen has spent over 15 years studying neuroscience, and is the international best selling author of the award winning book Raising Brains.
“When we create a plan that includes brain based goals, a growth…