Working Fathers

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Reflecting on my career, I can attribute many of my “soft skills” to my parents. My father’s schooling ended after seventh grade, but he wanted his three girls to have access to quality education, and that education was reinforced at home.

June 15, 2018

Men value—and benefit from—workplace flexibility, research and experts say, regardless of their personal circumstances. Yet men can be more reluctant than women to use such options, even when available, unless a flexible culture exists.

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January 16, 2013

Men in the United States—especially those in two-income families who are fathers and working 50 or more hours a week—are experiencing the kind of work/family conflict that women long have felt, according to a study, The New Male Mystique.

Researchers Ellen Galinsky, Kerstin Aumann and Kenneth Matos of the Families and Work Institute (FWI) discussed their findings during a Sept. 8, 2011, webinar. The report, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the IBM Corp., was released June 2011.

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October 25, 2011

A large number of new fathers report having managers who are supportive about work/family issues, possibly reflecting a generational shift in the attitudes of low- to mid-level managers who can empathize with the challenge of balancing work and family. Often, though, any workplace flexibility fathers enjoy is handled informally with their managers.

Those were among the findings of a study on “The New Dad” from the Boston College Center for Work & Family discussed during a Nov. 16, 2010, webcast, “Men: Forging a New Path in Work and Life.”

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May 19, 2011

When HR professional Terra Wells returned to work eight weeks after giving birth in 2008, baby Kaylee joined her.

It was the business owner’s idea when it appeared that the birth of Wells’ first child would sideline her from the position she’d started just prior to her pregnancy.

“At first I thought it was the most absurd idea,” recalled Wells.

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April 22, 2011