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Why dads can't be the dads they want to be

In most families, mothers and fathers both work hard. Pew Research recently reported that moms and dads in the U.S. work essentially equal hours when …

My experiment in 50/50 parenting

It is assumed that the happiest moment in a couple’s life is when they find out they are pregnant but, as pregnancy gets underway, gender inequality …

What is the real value of unpaid work?

Denmark has the best work-life balance. Here’s why

"Something is rotten in the state of Denmark," goes the line in Shakespeare's <i>Hamlet</i>. But four centuries after the play was written, the analysis …

Balancing Parenting and Work Stress: A Guide

<i>“Ask for a flexible schedule — it’s the only way to balance work and family.”</i> <i><br>“Think hard about part-time. You’ll end up working on your days off anyway — for less money.”</i> <i><br>“Back in ’86, when my first daughter was born, I learned to completely check out on evenings and weekends.”</i> <i><br>“Hire more help!”</i> <i><br>“It</i> …

Harvard Business Review

‘Everything works against fathers’: UK dads feel work-life balance strain

<i>The Women and Equalities Committee’s Fathers and the workplace is ongoing. You can read the first oral evidence to the enquiry, from 22 March, …

The Workplace

It’s About Work Life Survival

Sometimes there’s real grace in just getting by.<p><i>Sprezzatura!</i> I jotted the word in the margin of my Western Civ notebook, wanting to practice its …

In Germany, the Male Breadwinner is Still King - Bloomberg

For many German mothers, a full-time job is becoming a thing of the past.<p>That's the evidence from a study that takes in the span of the country's …

Come le coppie si dividono il tempo

L’ultima edizione dell’indagine dell’Istat sull’uso del tempo[1] spiega bene cosa sta cambiando nell’organizzazione dei tempi di vita di uomini e …

Dads and moms should share parenting roles. -- @NevSchulman https://t.co/rQ82QIGp0C

How to Close a Gender Gap: Let Employees Control Their Schedules

The main reason for the gender gaps at work — why women are paid less, why they’re less likely to reach the top levels of companies, and why they’re more likely to stop working after having children — is employers’ expectation that people spend long hours at their desks, research has shown.<p>It’s …

The Workplace

As a new father, the best thing I did was take a cut in work – and pay

Unlike my father, I am free to watch over my child. My wife and I may have to watch the pennies, but no amount of money could buy this feeling<p>In between fetching cold flannels, letting my wife crush my hand and avoiding reminding her to breathe, I wondered if our daughter would finally arrive in …

Job Interviews

How working dads juggle their roles

<b>Working fathers are frequently reducing their hours or taking on a less stressful role in order to balance their work and family lives, a new study has found.</b><p>According to the charity Working Families, a third of fathers they surveyed said they would take a pay cut in order to be more involved in …

‘Fatherhood penalty’ now a risk for men, warns charity

Pressure at work is leading more fathers to want to downshift, a study has found, mirroring the employment and pay problems already experienced by mothers<p>The UK risks creating a “fatherhood penalty” as an increasing number of men jettison their careers for less demanding jobs which give them more …

Parenting

Child Care Scarcity Has Very Real Consequences For Working Families

One of the most stressful questions a new parent confronts is, "Who's going to take care of my baby when I go back to work?"<p>Figuring out the answer to that question is often not easy. When NPR, along with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, surveyed …

Health Care

The cities with the best work-life balance? You might be surprised by some of them

Online business-to-business marketplace Expert Market has put together a ranking of the global cities where people have the best balance between …

Quando a riconoscere la paternità sono le aziende

scritto da Monica D'Ascenzo il 12 Dicembre 2016<p>Due settimane di paternità. La proposta di legge, a firma Titti Di Salvo alla Camera e Valeria Fedeli …

I padri irlandesi sono i migliori al mondo. Ecco perché.

scritto da Federico Vercellino il 07 Dicembre 2016<p>Poco più di tre mesi fa l’Irlanda ha varato una <b>legge sulla paternità</b> (Paternity Leave and Benefit …

60 Second Docs

It’s not about the braid, it’s about the bond.

Mental Health Support After Childbirth: Why Asking A New Dad How He Is Feeling Could Help Save His Life

'New dads feel it’s not their place to say ‘I’ve got a problem’.<p>Many new dads are struggling alone with mental health problems, including suicidal thoughts, as they feel unable to seek help at a time when they want to support their partner and baby.<p>Suicide is known to be the second leading cause of …

Mental Health

In Two-Career Marriages, Women Still Do More of the Work at Home

Even though today’s husbands pitch in more than ever, the division of labor is far from equal<p>By<p>Elizabeth Bernstein<p>Elizabeth Bernstein<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@EBernsteinWSJ<p>elizabeth.bernstein.50<p>Google+<p>Elizabeth.Bernstein@wsj.com<p>Today’s husbands pitch in at home more than those of any …

Marriage

On-Site Child Care: It's Paying Off at Clif Bar

Child Care

The Benefits of a Parental-Leave Prep Course

Coaching helps retain and promote women—and make fathers more comfortable with taking leave<p>By<p>Rachel Emma Silverman<p>Rachel Emma Silverman<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@itsrachelemma<p>Rachel.Silverman@wsj.com<p>Some employers are adding a new family-friendly benefit: helping workers prepare for parental …

Ernst & Young

Paternità: da uno a cinque giorni (nel 2018) con la legge di Stabilità

scritto da Monica D'Ascenzo il 28 Novembre 2016<p>Non sono i 15 giorni di congedo obbligatorio per i padri nel primo mese di vita dei figli. Ma è pur …

Baby parking 24/7? Aprono anche in Italia, il primo a Biella.

scritto da Federico Vercellino il 16 Novembre 2016<p>A Biella nasce l’asilo 7-eleven, come la catena statunitense, anzi meglio. D’alba al tramonto, …

"IO MAMMA LAVORATRICE NON CE L'HO FATTA!" LA LETTERA CHE STA FACENDO IL GIRO DEL WEB

Pubblichiamo quì la lettera tratta da Il Corriere della Sera di questa mamma lavoratrice che ha chiesto di restare anonima.<p>“<i>Caro Beppe, dopo giorni</i> …

Siamo seri: il congedo di paternità è solo un placebo

In Italia le donne non fanno figli perché non lavorano. E se lavorano hanno paghe molto più basse degli uomini. Questi sono i problemi da risolvere: …

Congedo di paternità e champagne

<i>dilagata nella nostra vita, e allora meglio conoscerla bene.</i><p><b>Federica Gentile<br>Tempo di lettura: 3 minuti</b><br>Notizia fresca fresca di ieri: la misura che …

Manovra: Di Salvo(Pd), emendamento per 5 giorni paternità

Manovra: Di Salvo(Pd), emendamento per 5 giorni paternità. Obiettivo 15 giorni ‘largamente condiviso dal partito’<p>(ANSA) – ROMA, 5 NOV – E’ in arrivo …