Work & Family Life

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

Articles from Vol. 15, No. 9, September

10 Ways to Make the Home-School Connection Work
Parenting The job of preparing our children for an uncertain future is too big for just the school or just the parents. Principals, teachers and parents must work together. We are all responsible and each of us has much to gain from partnership. -The...
Creative Thinking 'Inside' or 'Outside the Box'
On the Job Finding new and better ways to do things has become a mantra in our fast-paced society. When asked what organizations should do to survive in the 21 st century, the top answer given by 500 CEOs in a recent American Management Association survey...
Facing the Plain Truth and Practical Realities of Elder Care
There are certain realities to caring for aging parents that may not be easy to accept but can't be ignored, because they provide a realistic basis for your actions and decisions. Here are some of the most important: Your parents may not come around...
How and Why Children Need Dads and Dads Need Children
Kyle Pruett's wonderful new book on fathering is for everyone in the family. If you're a first-time dad sharing the care of an infant, you'll learn what children need from their fathers and why a father has such a powerful influence on the kind of person...
Interchange: A Wonderful Grandmother-Granddaughter Ritual
In response to the Interchange column in the June issue on the importance of having "real conversations" with children, a reader writes: The most revealing and fim conversations I have with our 10-year-old granddaughter Jorie happen over pizza after...
What a Difference a Dad Makes
The most stunning change in the American family over the past generation is how men and women have altered their expectations and behavior toward fathering. It is now a major expectation among newly married couples that, as parents, they will share the...
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