Effective Communication through the mother’s lens
I love my mom. Obviously. We all do. Did you know that your mom actually has skill sets that are transferrable to the board room? Yes. Mothers have some of the core competencies that we find are crucial for inclusion. One of which, we will be highlighting at our Mothers in Action event featuring Sarah Sultan, licensed family mental health professional.
Mothers have to be effective communicators. Whether it be literally teaching us how to communicate as infants, answering every question from a toddler, facilitating dialogue between siblings, or even simply teaching us right from wrong in a way that we can understand at every age. Just because a mother does not possess an official university degree in communication, each one earns an honorary one for raising a decent human being.
At TAIBA we believe in learning from those who have professional skills from the workplace, but also we never underestimate the personal skills that are learned I the household setting. That is why we are so excited to explore this very important topic through this lens. In the spirit of inclusion, we hope to understand the lessons we can learn from those who are able to build harmonies relationships with little humans, so that we can better learn how to build those with grown ups in our diverse, spicy Muslim families.
Motherhood, of course, comes with its challenges. No, not just the labor and delivery, sleepless nights, and feeding, however you choose how; we are talking about the other topics we might not hear much about: mom guilt, Post-partum depression, and isolation. Mom guilt is a phenomenon that centers around being “Enough”. Are we “enough” for our children, our workplace, and our families? Are we doing enough, feeding enough, working enough, playing enough, etc.? Post-partum depression is defined as severe anxiety and hopelessness that occur up to three months after a mother gives birth. Finally, isolation, a central issue we try to address for all people at TAIBA, is the phenomenon where mothers are not accommodated for at events, are not comfortable for asking for help, or are simply not feeling like they have community support.
Join us as we discuss these deeply important topics with the skilled and empathetic guidance of Sarah Sultan.