Work-Life-Balance Survival Tips For Dads
posted on November 17, 2017
Women have always been vocal about the difficulties of handling their children as well as being a productive part of the workforce.
Millennial men are a new generation of dads who are facing this challenge now.
This article shares “In research reported earlier this year by the Boston Center for Work and Family, dads report the same or even more unhappiness than working moms about the conflict they experience between fulfilling their desires at both work and home.”
The article also reflects on how the unhappiest dads were the ones who went all in for gender equality and how employers should consider offering flexible working hours for men so they can support their families well and appreciate being a dad every day.
Here are 10 key points discussed as it relates to supporting dads who want to be more involved in family life:
- Celebrate progress.
- Employers should address their male employees desire to “have time with family”
- Encourage dads to “lean in” to parenting and domesticity
- Invite women to make space and opportunities for dads to show up more in family life.
- Continue to change the work culture for men.
- Petition for longer family leave and paternity leave.
- Be sure stay-at-home dads feel included in mom or nanny groups instead of isolated.
- Be cautious of your company’s work culture that
- Push for flexibility in hours to help assist in child-care duties.
- Kiss a dad today.
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