Magazine article Working Mother

HAVE A BETTER Day

Magazine article Working Mother

HAVE A BETTER Day

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Bring Kids to Work

It's time to show your kids what you really do all day. April 28 is Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, so give the kids a reality check on what life on the job entails. For workplace activity ideas and more information, log on to daughtersand sonstowork.org.

DIVERSITY IN ACTION

Too School for Cool

African-American and Native-American teens who do well in school suffer from a higher "nerd penalty," or negative social consequences from getting good grades, than white, Asian and Hispanic youth, says the journal Child Development. So make sure you reinforce that acing school is cool

Sweet Charity

You don't want to be the annoying mom who asks everyone in the office to buy chocolate for your child's school fund-raiser, but you do want to help your kid. We asked Cindy Post Senning of the Emily Post Institute how to solicit donations without alienating co-workers.

Double-check. Ask a supervisor first to be sure that it's acceptable to fund-raise in the office.

Be selective. You don't have to present your colleagues with every single donation form your kids bring home. …

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