Articles about Parents at Work
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
These are the 10 cities where a $100K salary is considered low
Between housing costs, taxes and childcare that paycheck will go very fast in these 10 cities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How Dad’s best advice led 15 women in business to succeed
"Do it now. If not now, when?"
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."
These are the best states to live in if you’re a working dad
Fatherhood is just easier in some places.