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Our favorite links from the week that we’ve shared across social media:
Working Parents Need Support as Children Grow Older, but Few Policies Address It: “Work-life conflict does not end when your child is 3 months old… The school day ends at least two hours before most people’s work days, creating what The Atlantic referred to in 2018 as a ‘child care crisis.’ And summer is another crisis.”
Offering “flexibility” alone doesn’t always help. Offering childcare benefits, like on-site care, does: “The truth is, when it comes to summer break, we as working parents are spending most of the season just trying to survive – regardless of where we work. Whether you’re working from an out-of-home office, or working remotely from your dining room table, when it comes to the summer months for working parents, the struggle is real for us all.”
Working Parents Fight Image Battle on Two Fronts: trying to be manage the reputation of both the ideal employee and devoted parent can lead the serious consequences for working parents.