This episode is one of my “Moments of Truth” episodes, where I describe one of those pivotal moments in my life where my perspective permanently changed. 

As we all know, hindsight can be 20/20, and when I look back on my life I’m able to identify some of these moments where everything I had thought was true, ended up not really fitting for me anymore… these are some of the moments in my life where I changed as a person and my perspective shifted for the better. 

In this episode we’ll be talking about the moment I realized what being a parent really means to me.  We all become a parent the day our first child joins our family.  But it took me a little time to realize what taking on that role would really mean in my life.  So today I want to go through the process I went through, some of the discoveries I made about myself and about my role as a parent, and I’ll talk a bit about how this shift in my perspective really changed the way I approached being a parent forever.  This was my experience, so this may or may not apply to you.  But I like to share these things in case you can relate and can take away some new insights for yourself.

What You’ll Learn in This Episode:

  • You’ll hear my personal story of feeling like a complete failure early in my parenting journey.
  • I share the “Aha Moment” that changed how I felt about my role as a parent, and forever shifted the way I interact with my son.
  • You’ll hear my biggest takeaways as a result from this painful period of my life.


Show Notes:

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

The Conscious Parent by Shefali Tsabary

Parenting Your Spirited Child by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

Authoritative vs. Authoritarian Parenting Styles

3 Realizations About Parenting that Instantly Improved My Life by Sarah Argenal

Working Parent Resource Website

Facebook Community

About the Working Parent Resource:

The Working Parent Resource is dedicated to helping ambitious working parents acquire the information, insights, and tools they need to create a more intentional and fulfilling life that reflects their deepest values and priorities.  Sarah Argenal, the host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast, has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Development, and is a Certified Professional Coach with over 15 years of experience in counseling, coaching, teaching, course development, and project management. You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at

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