Articles about Children

Father's Day

Here are the Top 50 companies in America for new dads

Dads complain that workplaces still expect them to put their jobs ahead of their children. But there are some companies who are doing it right. Fatherly's 2018 list of the best workplaces for new dads is a model of how other companies should be doing it.

Father's Day

Twitter captures the #FunnyThingsDadsSay

Father's Day is this weekend, and Twitter users had a lot to say this week about all the funny things they've heard from their dads.

Father's Day

73% of dads say their company doesn’t offer enough support for fathers

In a survey of over 1,700 men and women ages 25 to 45, Promundo and Dove Men+Care found that more fathers want to be actively involved in their children's lives, but feel held back by stigma and their jobs.

Father's Day

4 misconceptions about stay-at-home dads we need to end now

Similar to the belief that stay-at-home moms sit around watching soap operas and eating bonbons, stay-at-home dads are plagued by misconceptions. It’s unfortunate that the world we live in still discounts and undermines the value of domestic work and family.

Parenting

4 things every child needs before breakfast

Children shouldn’t be expected to know how to start their day off right. They shouldn’t be expected to know how confidence is built, or how momentum and motivation works. But their parents should understand these things.

Work-Life Balance

Survey: 38% of working parents say they’ve missed a child’s major event over the past year

38% of working parents said they've "missed a significant event in their child's life due to work in the last year." But that's not all: 21% of working parents said that they've missed a minimum of three for the same reason.

Father's Day

The powerful lesson my dad taught me without even trying

Have you wondered what makes you who you are? I have. Here is my story. I had wanted to write this for long, never knew how it would fall out. That is the risk of writing about something close to your heart — my dad. Here we go.

Parenting

This dad’s viral rant about the lack of baby-changing stations is everything

"I'm getting pretty sick of having to change my daughter on a disgusting floor because the only changing table in the place is located in the women's bathroom," he wrote.

Father's Day

10 great companies for working dads

Father's Day is right around the corner and though you probably still haven't bought a gift for the paternal figure in your life what we can do is identify some of the best companies (and a few that are even hiring on Ladders) that make it easier for fathers to be, well, fathers.

Work-Life Balance

Maternity mojo: Boosting your career during maternity leave

So, how can you stay engaged with your work life, while looking after your newborn? We have worked with the wellbeing experts to make sure you don’t lose sight of your professional self while on maternity leave.

News

Survey: These are the best and worst states for working dads

Father's Day is almost upon us, and recent data shows that fathers who work in some states may have more success. New research from WalletHub shows that Connecticut is the best state for working fathers this year, with a "total score" of 72.58 out of 100.

Parenting

Babies can learn the value of persistence by watching grownups stick with a challenge

Could infants also make broad, generalizable inferences from a few examples when it comes to effort? If so, then maybe “grit” isn’t simply a character trait. Maybe it’s flexible and adaptable based on social context.

News

More babies are being named after Marvel characters

One day in the future you could be bidding good morning to your coworkers, "Loki" and "Valkyrie." According to the U.S. Social Security Administration's list of popular baby names in 2017, more babies are being named after Marvel characters.

News

Parents win lawsuit to evict 30-year-old son who won’t move out

For one 30-year-old man in upstate New York, it took getting sued by his parents for him to finally be persuaded to move out and leave the house. On Tuesday, Mark and Christina Rotondo successfully won a lawsuit to evict their son Michael from their home.

Parenting

How to talk to children about losing your job

Getting fired or laid off can feel awful — which is why talking about it with your children can be an extremely sensitive situation. Here's how to do it.

Work-Life Balance

The U.S. is stingier with childcare and maternity leave than the rest of the planet

America's lack of parental leave and childcare may explain why the U.S. is no longer a leader in women’s workforce participation.

News

Survey: More women are paying alimony and child support

In the eyes of the law, alimony payments are becoming a gender-neutral space. As more women become the primary wage earners of their household, this means that women are no longer off the hook from financially supporting their ex.

Work-Life Balance

Here’s what a 52-week paid parental leave looks like

With more than two years of experience with the 52-week parental leave, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's chief human resources officer has said the policy change was a wise move.

News

Thanks to Amazon, many parents won’t name their kids Alexa

After Amazon released its Alexa product line, the popularity of the name dramatically dropped off — by 21.3% in 2016, and another 19.5% last year.

Mother's Day

How being a boss at home helped me be a boss in the office

With Mother’s Day around the corner, I realized there is a strong connection between motherhood and my other “job.” Whether it’s being the “boss” of your children or a business leader, there is typically a paradigm shift required.

Mother's Day

What 15 working moms REALLY want for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day around the corner, we asked working moms — p.s. ALL moms are working moms — what they want for their special day.

How To

Setting yourself up for ‘Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day’

For parents, it's a chance to show your child what your job is like and open their eyes to different career possibilities. But let's face it: bringing your child to work can make it difficult to get work done.

News

Having a baby between these ages makes the gender pay gap impossible to overcome

When you're a woman planning a family, timing what age you decide to have a baby will have far-reaching consequences on your future earnings. Think carefully. There is a 10-year baby window that will put women in a pay gap from which they will never recover.

Parents at Work

Survey: YouTube now among biggest influences on what kids want to be when they grow up

The YouTube videos your kids watch can exert more of an influence on their career ambitions than their own parents, a reminder to monitor what they watch closely to make sure these outside influences are appropriate for a child to see.

Advice

Eight powerful ways to mold children into leaders

It’s the little things we do every day that mold children into the people they’ll become. Focus on these eight actions to help your children become leaders.