Working Parents

One of the key demographics in particular need of work flexibility is working parents. Parents of infants and toddlers all-too-often struggle to find quality care to cover a fulltime rigid work schedule. Parents of school-aged children need flexibility for pick-ups and drop-offs, schedule changes, parent-teacher meetings, volunteer commitments, and activity attendance. These posts highlight the specific struggles of working parents when it comes to juggling personal and professional needs.

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Do Parents Have to Choose Between Work and Caregiving?

By |October 12th, 2017|Categories: Working Parents|Tags: , , , , |

Too often couples feel pushed to choose between work and caregiving. But a growing community of parents is showing us new ways to navigate this challenge.

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Research Explainer: Family Focus Could Boost Employee Energy, Motivation

By |September 19th, 2017|Categories: Research Related to Work Flexibility, Working Parents|Tags: , , , , |

New research suggests that companies that help their workers strengthen family bonds will help boost employee energy as well as their bottom line.

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Affordable Child Care, Flexibility are Both Important for Working Parents

By |July 13th, 2017|Categories: Working Parents|Tags: , , |

While affordable child care is one tool that could be used to address the challenges facing working parents, another is improved work flexibility.

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Author Insights: Lauren Smith Brody on the Fifth Trimester

By |July 11th, 2017|Categories: Author Insight Interviews, Working Parents|Tags: , , , , , |

Lauren Smith Brody is the former executive editor of Glamour magazine, writer, producer, consultant, speaker, and the author of The Fifth Trimester.

Work Flex in Film: I Don’t Know How She Does It

By |March 15th, 2017|Categories: Working Parents|Tags: , , , |

The movie I Don’t Know How She Does It provides viewers with three main tips for balancing work and personal obligations.

Fox’s Megyn Kelly Chooses New NBC Job for Better Work-Life Balance

By |January 18th, 2017|Categories: Working Parents|Tags: , , , |

Recent headlines about Megyn Kelly’s move to NBC provide more evidence that offering work flexibility can help companies attract top talent.

Growing Flex Trend Lets New Parents Take Babies to Work

By |December 20th, 2016|Categories: Working Parents|Tags: , , , , |

About 200 companies nationwide now offer programs that allow employees to take their babies to work.

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Author Insights: Reva Seth on The MomShift

By |December 15th, 2016|Categories: Author Insight Interviews, Working Parents|Tags: , , , , |

Reva Seth is the best-selling author of The MomShift: Women Share Their Stories of Career Success After Children.

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The Gender Pay Gap: An Interview with Harvard Economist Claudia Goldin

By |November 15th, 2016|Categories: Expert Interviews, Working Parents|Tags: , , , , |

1MFWF spoke with economic historian and a labor economist Claudia Goldin about how flexibility could help eliminate the gender pay gap.

Research Explainer: “The New Millennial Dad,” Boston College

By |August 4th, 2016|Categories: Research Related to Work Flexibility, Working Parents|Tags: , , , , |

Learn more about the Boston College Center for Work & Family new report, "The New Millennial Dad: Understanding the Paradox of Today's Fathers."