Work & Family Life

Monthly newsletter providing employees with tips to help balance family, social, and working lives.

Articles from Vol. 32, No. 9, September

Connection Is Key to a Happy Childhood
We talk a lot about the importance of connection and connectedness. And, if you judge by our use of electronic devices, you would think that we're all pretty connected. But are we becoming connected electronically and disconnected personally?Let's look...
Give the 'Feel, Felt, Found' Formula a Try
We all know smart people who have great technical skills and are experts in their fields, but they don't get along well with their employees, coworkers or managers. All too often, they are ineffective as members or leaders of teams and they are not as...
New Study on the Changing Roles of Today's Dads
Fathers want to be active and engaged with their families. And, today, more than two out of three dads express a desire to be an "equal parenting partner." But research has found that less than one-third of dads say they're able to achieve that goal.Over...
Quiz: What Diet Can Do for You (or Not)
Here's a tough quiz from the Center for Science in the Public Interest's Nutrition Action Healthletter. Feel free to cheat-the answers are full of good information.1.Which is LEAST likely to help prevent memory loss? (a) controlling blood pressure, (b)...
Sound Advice for Relating to Someone with Dementia
If an older relative or friend is having trouble with his or her memory, you may wonder if this is the onset of dementia.Dementia is a term for a cluster of symptoms caused by the death of brain cells. Memory loss is often, but not always, the first...
Testing 15-Year-Olds from around the World
Who does better on tests of science, math and reading? Girls or boys? It all depends-both on the subject area and where in the world they live. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development tests about half a million 15-year-olds annually...
Valuable New Guide on Using Gentle Discipline
Valuable new guide on using gentle disciplineMany people believe that discipline means punishment. But discipline is really about teaching and learning, says author Sarah Ockwell-Smith.She calls it "gentle discipline" in her wonderful new book. She shows...
Why Handling Boredom Is Good for Our Kids
Q A friend gave me an idea for a "Boredom Busting" jar for our kids to fill with their ideas for nonscreen things to do this summer. I thought you'd like to hear about just a few from their list: Blindfold my sister and take her on a tour of the neighborhood....
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