The next generation will make or break the planet. That statement sounds bad, I know; after all, our children shouldn’t have to shoulder the burden of our mistakes, as well as the mistakes of the generations that came before us.
But that’s why it’s important for us to create anenvironment that nurtures them well. It’s up to us to make sure the world is safe and loving and full of possibilities, so their personalities and ideas can develop in a harmonious environment.
Remember the African proverb, “it takes a village to raise a child?” It truly takes more than just parental effort to make sure a child grows into a well-rounded individual.
As someone who was once a single parent, making sure my child grew up well took everything I could muster, as well as the support of people around me. Of course, this included the people I worked with.
“There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
This is why we at Ellana focus on workplace policies and programs designed to ensure that parents are able to support their children’s mental and emotional well-being.
Team Ellana was built around the concept of family, so every decision we make takes parents and other support individuals into account. By providing ways to systematically support our employees, they can continue to grow at work while ensuring that their children can flourish under their care.
For the parents and parent stand-ins out there: What are some things you wish your workplace had undertaken to help you as well as your child thrive? We’re always looking for more ways to improve how we support our Ellana family — who knows, maybe your suggestion is just what we need!
Theresa Carbonel-Buenaflor Founder, Ellana Mineral Cosmetics
PS: Our GIVE A LITTLE LOVE project to help our delivery heroes stay safe is still ongoing — with GCQ in effect, more than ever, they need support to help them stay clean and safe!