Incoming Speaker of the House Paul Ryan articulated several demands before he would accept the position. Among them was his insistence that his new duties do not interfere with his time for family. Here are one working dad's thoughts on this intriguing news.
Many dads struggle with work-family balance, but because they do not see other men talking about these issues, many feel like they struggle alone. We all struggle with work-family, and just knowing this fact helps.
Recently, two male CEOs stepped down to be more involved dads. Most working dads have to muddle through with difficult trade-offs. What we really need are "CEO Dads" who stick around and create supportive workplaces for the rest of us.
While government and corporate policies (or lack of policies) often make if difficult and financially challenging for fathers to spend any significant time off with their newborn children, it is nonetheless a clear opportunity missed for the fathers.
We're moving into open enrollment season for many organizations. What better time than right now when there is already a lot of communication going on regarding the benefits the organization will be offering in the new year.