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What is a ‘Disney Paradox’?
This is a common phrase used by professionals in Marketing, Customer Service, and even within the employees who work at ‘Disney World Theme Parks’.
Before I explain its co-relation to parenting. Let me ask you a question?
How many of you have been to the Disney World or any other popular amusement park?
Most of you. Great.
Now tell me which is your favourite ride from the list or you can choose one on your own as well.
When we are in ‘Disney World’ or any of these popular amusement parks, how do we feel?
60% of the time we spend in the ‘Disney World’ or these amusement parks is with a feeling of tiredness, stress and boredom. There will be moments when you would be wishing to be in the comforts of your home.
The feeling of tiredness, stress and boredom results out of waiting for your turn, long queues and the heat. But happens when you board a ride? What happens when you coaster starts to move?
Adrenaline kicks in and gives you a high. This high may last only a few seconds. The feeling of joy and excitement felt in the ride is matchless. This is the feeling you carry with yourself as memory not the feeling of boredom, tiredness or stress.
Disney Paradox makes all the struggle, wait, heat, and tiredness worth it for a ‘few seconds of rush, excitement, happiness and feeling of a high.
Most working parents just like you are time-pressed, have too many things to balance, have too much work pressure, miss out on attending PTA meetings etc.
But as per Disney paradox, even if we create a few scintillating experiences for our children consistently throughout the year, we as working parents are doing a fabulous job at parenting.
It’s not about the amount of time you spend with your children, it’s about ‘how you make the time you spend with children’ a scintillating, memorable, experience for them.
Keep watching our ‘Parenting for Working Parents’ series to learn more on how can working parents like you raise a champion child.