In this episode, I interview Clare Crew, a mother, teacher, speaker and host of the Thriving Children podcast. Clare shares with us some of the ups and downs on her journey of parenting and integrating that with her role as an educator, being still a great teacher while having some energy left for your own children. She experienced post-natal depression in her shift into motherhood, and I really wanted to have her on the show because of course teaching is still a predominantly female workforce and many still think of it as a very family-friendly profession, but it isn’t always the case.
Obviously every parent’s story will be different and there is no one-size-fits-all but as you probably know by now, I think it’s important to talk about mental health challenges and also to share a range of different career options for teachers at any stage of life.
Clare talks in this episode about the different choices she’s made in her teaching career since becoming a parent, and how that’s still evolving. I also particularly love her point about superheroes being fictional characters and that we shouldn’t compare ourselves to them, or to anyone else for that matter. I hope that you enjoy this interview with Clare Crew from Thriving Children.
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