Aren’t we all selling something? Our time, ideas, or influence. But what are we selling to our kids as parents?
Jay Rooke is charting a new way to become a salesperson to your kids as parents; he calls it parenting with comedy, otherwise known as Gonzo Parenting!
Jay, the father of twins, considers parenting a full-contact sport, and I couldn’t agree with him more. Being in the thick of the messy, authentic, barely-controlled chaos. Sharing the humorous moments and humbling lessons learned. Reminding other parents that not one among us has their sh*t together, no matter what we see on social media, and that’s okay. This is the essence of what Jay has created at Gonzo Parenting.
A formula that Jay and I discuss when it comes to parenting is this: Parental Happiness = Self-care.
To make this formula work and to be a successful parent, you must fill your own bucket. You must pour empathy, compassion, and time into your spouse or partner. Although it takes a village to raise a family, it takes an entire community when raising multiples!
As Jay put it, “parenting allowed me the opportunity to do some personal work that I may never have done if I didn’t have my set of twins.”
Please enjoy my conversation with Jay Rooke.