Articles about Parents at Work

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

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.

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

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.


Survey: 40% of moms fake enthusiasm over Mother’s Day presents

When your Mom opens the gift you gave her on Mother's Day, the enthusiasm she gives you may be fake. According to a new survey conducted by e-commerce site Groupon, 40% of moms are faking their reaction to gifts they receive on Mother's Day.

Mother's Day

5 ways motherhood actually boosted my career

For many women, becoming a mother equals a career crossroads. It can stall or derail a career — and for some women it does — but I’m lucky it reinvigorated mine.

Mother's Day

One tough mother: How being a mom can boost your job performance

Becoming a mother made me better at my job and career. It made me more assertive and decisive. It made me more strategic and thoughtful in my work. You are forced to improve these skill sets and begin functioning at a higher level previous to children.

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.

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.


Survey: Highly educated dads get the most time with their children

Six in 10 fathers still say they spend too little time with their children, but highly educated dads with advanced degrees seem to be better off and spend the most time with their children.

Parents @ Work

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg will take long paternity leave, and that’s a good thing

On Monday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on his personal Facebook that he and his wife Priscilla Chan had welcomed a new baby girl, August.

Gender at Work

This airline was forced to end pregnancy tests for employees

Airlines have struggled with gender discrimination.


10 ways you can stop screwing up your kids

Happier kids are more likely to turn into successful, accomplished adults.

Parents @ Work

How Dad’s best advice led 15 women in business to succeed

"Do it now. If not now, when?"

Parents @ Work

Dad sues J.P Morgan for equal paternity leave, seeking respect for dads as caregivers

"Just because I’m a father, not a mother, it shouldn’t prevent me from being the primary caregiver for my baby."

Parents @ Work

These are the best states to live in if you’re a working dad

Fatherhood is just easier in some places.

Parents @ Work

Australian lawmaker breastfeeds her baby in Parliament for the first time

A breastfeeding politician in Australia shows how far the U.S. still has to go in welcoming working mothers.

Parents @ Work

If you’re a working mom, move to Vermont, study says

Working mothers have it easier in some states.


Netflix, Adobe, Etsy lead list of best companies for working dads

Generous paternity leave, flexible schedules, and everything a family man could ever need.

Parents @ Work

The 10 best products for new working parents

The best products for getting some sleep, saving time, or going hands-free.

Parents @ Work

The 4 best lessons for adults from Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

This week's office invasion by kids shows how we can work better.

Parents @ Work

Serena Williams says winning a Grand Slam while pregnant wasn’t ‘easy’

Serena Williams won a tennis championship while pregnant, which shows how hard women can drive themselves at work.

Parental Leave

Should you bring your baby to work?

Bringing a baby to work could teach companies the implications of good family leave policies.

Parents @ Work

Childcare comes to one coworking space, so why not everywhere?

People work and have children. Why haven't more companies combined the two?