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Working Dads

The Zuckerberg Effect: Why Company Culture Matters For Dads

Tom Spiggle | Posted 12.07.2015 | Business
Tom Spiggle

I have seen first-hand how paternity leave policies can be undermined by supervisors who don't value fatherhood. The law is clear: Many new fathers have a right to unpaid leave.

A New Start for Mark Zuckerberg and More Work Ahead to Support Working Parents

Rachael Ellison, MA | Posted 12.03.2015 | Business
Rachael Ellison, MA

Last week, as Mark Zuckerberg was preparing for his own paternity leave, he announced that all Facebook employees-men and women, heterosexual and same sex couples-would be entitled to four months paid parental leave.

Paul Ryan, Dads and Family

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 10.30.2015 | Parents
Scott Behson, PhD

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.

If Dads Heard The Inane Crap That's Spouted At Working Moms

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 10.14.2015 | Parents

A hilarious parody Twitter account is calling out the inane advice working moms hear all the time.  @manwhohasitall offers "top ti...

The Heartbreaking Good Fortune of Returning to Work

Cort Ruddy | Posted 08.18.2015 | Parents
Cort Ruddy

I can tell you, it is hard. It's hard to go from a stay-at-home mom, or stay-at-home dad, or a work-at-home-parent back to a nine-to-fiver. It's hard to think that your time at home with the little ones is really over.

6 Reasons to Make Your Children Your Business Trip Buddies

Ellevate | Posted 08.14.2015 | Women
Ellevate

Sure, when you go away for work, donning your game face is important; there are contacts to be made, deals to be struck, and reputations on the line. But here's a wild idea: Maximize your travels by inviting your children to be your business trip buddies.

7 Work-Life Balance Secrets Of Work-at-Home Parents

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.27.2015 | Business
GOBankingRates

It isn't always easy when you have a family. Anyone who has ever tried to meet deadlines or take a call with a client while kids are screaming in the background knows how hard it can be.

'It Takes A Man To Teach A Boy To Be A Man'

John A. Tures | Posted 06.21.2015 | Parents
John A. Tures

I'd like to say it was at a younger age when I really appreciated my father. But sadly, it really didn't occur until college. Because that's when I found out how much he means to me.

A Father's Day Reminder and Challenge to Dads in Congress

Debra L. Ness | Posted 06.20.2015 | Parents
Debra L. Ness

Nobody should forget that paid leave is a family issue -- not just a women's issue. Men, like women, want to be good parents and good caregivers for their families. Yet the vast majority of men don't have access to supportive workplace policies that would enable them to do so.

20 Photos That Show What It's Like To Be A Working Dad

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 06.17.2015 | Parents

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 92.8 percent of fathers with children under 18 were either working or looking for work in 2014. In hon...

6 Things You Should Know About Working Dads

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 06.08.2015 | Parents
Scott Behson, PhD

We have struggled, seemingly alone, for too long. As a society, we don't talk enough about the work-family challenges fathers confront, and we fail to recognize that so many dads are running themselves ragged to succeed both in their careers and in their families. A little support from employers, public policy and society would be nice.

Stop Punishing the Family Man

Josh Levs | Posted 05.15.2015 | Business
Josh Levs

A recent Harvard study finds the vast majority of top executives are men who admit not making their families a priority. They see work-family conflicts as primarily a "women's problem," even though studies have shown that working dads are experiencing as much work-life conflict as moms -- perhaps even more.

Take Your Child to Work (Any) Day

Karen Roter Davis | Posted 06.20.2015 | Parents
Karen Roter Davis

This week, lots of companies will host "Take Your Child To Work" days in their offices. Interestingly, many of these same companies allow dogs in their offices every day of the year, but feel the need to have one special day dedicated to bringing one's offspring to work.

5 Reasons To Look Forward To A 'Work Week'

Kali Kasprzyk | Posted 06.20.2015 | Parents
Kali Kasprzyk

My bosses do not draw with markers on their bodies or the wall. This is great news for many reasons, but mainly because it means that I will not be asked to scrub faces, arms or walls to remove marker for the majority of the week.

Want to Help Moms and Kids? Help Dads With Their Work-Family Balance

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 03.22.2015 | Parents
Scott Behson, PhD

My colleague quit her job and spent the past five years as a hardworking SAHM. She would have rather kept working, but had to compromise her career. Both spouses lost out on one of their important life priorities, and their kids lost out on dad time.

Dear Working Father

Reem Kassis | Posted 02.10.2015 | Parents
Reem Kassis

Your identity changed, your responsibilities increased, you were no longer the most important person to your partner and your needs and feelings took a back seat. You and your life were entirely changed, yet all this was overlooked.

Two Ways We Can Make Work-Family Balance Easier For Working Dads

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 12.31.2014 | Parents
Scott Behson, PhD

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.

The Biggest Challenge for Today's Dual-Career, Working Family? Syncing Calendars

Bethany & Daniel Henderson | Posted 12.24.2014 | Parents
Bethany & Daniel Henderson

Our full-time jobs require our presence at frequent early morning and late evening events, plus occasional weekends. All of our extended family lives a plane ride away, and paying for a nanny --- not in our budget! We get by by making significant sacrifices to our careers and our pocketbook.

Money Isn't The Only Reason Many Parents Work

Posted 10.16.2014 | Parents

By: Brittney Helmrich Published: 10/16/2014 06:28 AM EDT on BusinessNewsDaily While many parents feel as though they need to work, most actually...

16 Dads, 16 Different Paternity Leaves

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 10.14.2014 | Parents
Scott Behson, PhD

I asked a group of fathers to share the stories of their paternity leaves (or lack thereof). A few had very supportive employers with generous policies, some had nightmare situations that led to them find employment elsewhere, and most were unsupported and left to rely on their accumulated time off.

4 Ways My 'Paternity Leave' Shaped Me As A Father And Strengthened My Family

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 09.28.2014 | Parents
Scott Behson, PhD

My paternity leave fundamentally shaped me as a person, parent and spouse, and I believe it contributed to the strength and resiliency of my family. I wish all fathers and families had the same opportunity.

Here Are The Worst States For Working Parents

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 07.08.2014 | Parents

What do Arizona, Michigan, and Georgia have in common? A grim situation for working parents. Following up on its 2005 and 2012 reports, The Nationa...

On Men, Child Care and Work

Richard Robbins | Posted 08.15.2014 | Business
Richard Robbins

We'll only achieve equality when men can step up to the plate at home and feel comfortable talking about it. After all, juggling family and career is a man's issue, too.

A Father's Day Story: We Adopted Eight Kids in Need After My Parents Fostered 36

Hank Fortener | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact
Hank Fortener

If only I could go back and tell that latchkey beer thief in 1969 that one day, he would have 11 children from nine different women, a thanksgiving table 29 feet long and eight grandkids at the ripe young age of 57, I wonder what he'd say.

The Dance This Dad Will Never Forget

Tony Posnanski | Posted 07.14.2014 | Parents
Tony Posnanski

When you get older you will not want to dance with your dad. You will want to dance with other boys. Boys that I will never think are good enough for you.