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Working Fathers

Dear Working Father

Reem Kassis | Posted 12.11.2014 | 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.

Reasons to Celebrate -- and to be Vigilant -- this National Work and Family Month

Debra L. Ness | Posted 10.29.2014 | Parents
Debra L. Ness

All of this recent activity is worthy of celebration. At the same time, it is deeply frustrating to be reminded that women and their families are still fighting unfair workplace practices that were outlawed decades ago.

3 CEOs, 2 Paths, 1 Goal for Working Fathers

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 12.23.2014 | Business
Scott Behson, PhD

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.

The Counterintuitive, Competitive Advantage: Men with Workplace Flexibility

Karyn Twaronite | Posted 12.21.2014 | Business
Karyn Twaronite

In a refreshing and long overdue shift, men's desire for flexibility has come to the forefront this year, proving that this is not just a women's issue.

The Working Mom-nivore's Dilemma: Home-Cooked Meals = Stress

Eve Tahmincioglu | Posted 11.16.2014 | Business
Eve Tahmincioglu

Last week was a good week in our household. My mom came to visit, so that meant there would be home-cooked meals on the table every night for my kids, meals I wouldn't feel pressured to prepare.

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.

EEOC: Parity for Maternity and Paternity Leave

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 09.14.2014 | Business
Scott Behson, PhD

The EEOC issued its new guidance on parental leave today. In it, they lay the basis for parity between company-offered maternity and paternity leave. ...

Working Moms Need Independence From Self-Criticism

Eve Tahmincioglu | Posted 09.06.2014 | Business
Eve Tahmincioglu

Life is about making sacrifices and about adapting to what life brings, depending on your choices, your dreams and aspirations, and your socioeconomic place in society.

The Ultimate Gift For Father's Day is Not the Tie, It's the TIME!

Rose Stanley | Posted 08.13.2014 | Parents
Rose Stanley

The ultimate gift for Father's Day is not the tie, but the time. The time for dad to relax, grill some hamburgers and hotdogs, put his feet up and basically get a little spoiled on his special day.

For Father's Day, Get Rid Working-Father Myths

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 08.13.2014 | Business
Ellen Galinsky

We need to stop stereotyping men and women as employees and as parents. We need to value the diversity among them.

Are Working Dads Stepping up at Home?

Eve Tahmincioglu | Posted 12.02.2013 | Parents
Eve Tahmincioglu

"Half of the world's parents are men," says Brad Harrington, Executive Director, Center for Work & Family or Center for Work and Family. "And yet, so often, men are so noticeably absent in terms of the conversations around work and family."

How Having Kids Affects Your Career

Posted 06.14.2013 | Parents

By: David Mielach, BusinessNewsDaily Staff Writer Published: 06/14/2013 08:19 AM EDT on BusinessNewsDaily Your annual review may not be the only...

Quest for Work-Life Fit Isn't Self-Indulgent!

Eve Tahmincioglu | Posted 04.22.2013 | Business
Eve Tahmincioglu

Of all the reasons given about why U.S. workplaces shouldn't worry about work-life issues, this one is probably the most simpleminded one I've heard in a while: Being a workaholic is good for your career and life.

The Blame Game: Work-Family Topics Are in the Spotlight, But Real Issues Often Ignored

Sarah Damaske | Posted 12.03.2012 | Business
Sarah Damaske

I've been delighted to see how many times work-family issues have made the national news this year. Yet, some of these articles seem to be playing the blame game, suggesting that women are at fault for their continued experience of work-family conflict.

Back to Work, with Cigars

Joan Williams | Posted 11.07.2012 | Parents
Joan Williams

Things have changed little, if at all, for men. Companies of all sorts often offer illegally short paternity leaves, even companies without a history of blowing off other federal mandates.

Do You Talk About Your Kids While At Work?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 08.22.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Silence is toxic. Our ideas of normal come from what we see and hear around us. Our permission to act, and even think, in a certain way, is obtained by noticing the boundaries being heeded by everyone else. So I make it a point to talk about my children at work.

Is There A Dad Divide To Go With The Mommy Wars?

AP | LEANNE ITALIE | Posted 08.18.2012 | Parents

NEW YORK — Hey, Mr. Mom. What's up, Workaholic?...

Lessons from Dad: Yes, We Can Learn from Him

Jennifer Owens | Posted 08.08.2012 | Parents
Jennifer Owens

Working Mother magazine rounded up the top 10 lessons we can learn from the guys. Here's a quick rundown.

Shocking Number Of States Fail Working Mothers

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 05.14.2012 | Parents

Eighteen states got the grade of "F" in a new analysis on workplace rights for new parents. According to a report by the National Partnership for Wome...

Why Women May Become 'The Richer Sex'

Posted 05.31.2013 | Women

We’ve heard a lot about the downfall of marriage lately; less than half of adults in the U.S. are married, according to the latest 2011 PEW Study. ...

Decoding The Mysteries Of The Father-Daughter Bond

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 02.11.2012 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

What has a new time of unfettered female achievement done to the centuries-honed relationship between fathers and daughters; particularly the balance of power?

Want Something Done? Maybe You Shouldn't Give It To A Busy Mom

Lisa Belkin | Posted 01.31.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Maybe that's what makes women cranky -- the realization that we are not nearly as efficient as men think they are. Or maybe it is because, as the Sociology Association study found, women do more of this serially-multiple-tasking, and while some feels productive, some more feels overwhelming.

What About The Men?

Ideas, TIME | Posted 12.28.2011 | Women

"What About the Men?" was the title of a Congressional briefing last week timed to commemorate National Work and Family Month. "What about them?" you ...

Work and Family, Culture and Policy: What Works

Mary Curlew | Posted 11.22.2011 | Parents
Mary Curlew

From the aging population and the need for work-life balance for both genders, to the struggles of the working class to adapt to a weak economy, culture is part and parcel of the top five issues affecting working families today.

1,000 Caring Fathers Counter Media Stereotypes

Brad Harrington | Posted 08.24.2011 | Business
Brad Harrington

Last week, the Boston College Center for Work & Family released the results of a study we completed on nearly 1,000 American fathers. "The New Dad: C...