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Parenting

Why being an overprotective parent isn’t necessarily a bad thing

Before you buy into the idea that all overprotective parents are ruining their children’s lives, check out how you might actually be helping them.

News

This is the best state to have a child in this year

All 50 states (plus D.C.) were examined for "health care," "family-friendliness," "cost" and "baby-friendliness" to find the best place to have a child.

Parenting

Lessons for great parenting and success from my Chinese, non-Tiger Mom

“You have degrees from Stanford and Harvard?

Parenting

How a month of paternity leave turned me into a competent dad

At the end of my wife’s maternity leave, I would take over. For a whole month, I was going on paternity leave. And I was starting to question my decision.

News

Survey: 52% of Millennial parents think having kids has been good for their careers

51% of Millennials say they are more family-focused than career-focused and 48% Millennials predict they’ll attain the "American Dream" by age 40.

Parenting

Video game obsession isn’t really about the video games. It’s about unmet psychological needs

Are video games like Fortnite harmful to kids? Parents need to understand why kids play and when to worry and when to relax.

Parenting

Daughters of working moms grow up to be just as happy as kids of stay-at-home moms

For daughters of working moms, not only does it improve their career, they will also end up just as happy as children of stay-at-home moms.

Personal Finance

New study finds parents are paying more than ever for childcare

Higher costs are only resulting in more families that can't pay for it.

Leadership

Why managers should treat non-parents and parents the same

To truly create an empathetic and supportive team, managers must find ways that support the entire team regardless of their parent status.

Parental Leave

Time to become a dad: This company’s paid family leave benefits all caregivers

While caregiver roles are evolving at home, workplaces are implementing family leave changes to support the needs of all parents and caregivers equally.

Family

New book says that childhood bonds impact your career success

Understanding how our attachment styles, which are developed in infancy, impact how we connect in any relationship — including with coworkers and your boss.

Parental Leave

Coworkers are ‘donating’ their vacation time to new moms – commendable, sad or bad?

Two new moms were able to take time off — despite not having paid parental leave at their jobs — because their coworkers donated their own paid time off.

Family Life

6 things the happiest families all have in common

Family life is hectic. Most of play it by ear and hope it works out well. Are there legit answers about what creates the happiest families? Yes, there are.

Parents At Work

Working moms sympathize with Serena Williams missing baby milestone

Working moms recognized Serena Williams' heartache over missing her child's first steps, and responded with sympathy and advice.

Office culture

Why you should reinforce values instead of rules

It turns out that values are far more effective than rules at eliciting the outcomes and behaviors that we want. I’ve observed that highly successful families, organizations and companies select and focus on a few values that are most important to them.

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.

Father's Day

Fathers also want to ‘have it all,’ study says

According to the 2016 National Study of the Changing Workforce, almost half of fathers in heterosexual relationships say they share caregiving responsibilities equally or take on a greater share of caregiving than their partner.

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.

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.