Thursday, March 19, 2015

When Engineer Turns Mom

The first time someone told me that Engineers think differently than the rest of the world I was confused.

“You engineers see a problem and immediately start thinking of ways to solve the problem.”  I  was still confused.
“Not everyone is like that.”  Really??  I remember being truly astonished by that assertion.

I have been a Civil Engineer by trade for almost 10 years.  I have been an engineer by attitude and approach my entire life.  I like processes that make the world run smoother.  I like solving problems. I like scheduling things.  I like building things.  I am one of the lucky ones who found their way into their perfect profession and vocation, but that’s a post for another day.

For today, what does happen when an Engineer Turns Mom?

So far, I’ve found that I approach some of parenting’s challenges and conundrums much differently than my fellow parents.  Sometimes better, sometimes worse, but often categorically different.

Different enough that I think I have a perspective worth voicing.  So, today, The Civiled Engineer was born to share the solutions, approaches, ideas, and mishaps of using an engineering mind to parent.

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