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Workparent: Thrive in Your Career While Raising Happy Children
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Workparent: Thrive in Your Career While Raising Happy Children (Paperback)

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Should you ever have to put your career on hold to have a family? How do you have difficult conversations with your partner about childcare?How do you deal with guilt if you have to leave your child to work? Or leave work to care for your child?

Workparent is the definitive guide for anyone struggling to balance the overwhelming demands of working and parenting. Whether you're a senior manager or just starting out , gay or straight, partnered or single, full-time or self-employed, this book will offer practical advice to help you flourish in your career while raising a happy family. Amongst other topics, it will show you how to:

- Talk to your employer about your childcare needs

- Leave office stress at the door and enter your home with a positive attitude

- Move up your career ladder whilst your family is still growing

- Make the most of your holidays

Taking unique stories from families all over the world who have refined their work-life balance and made the most from their dual roles, Workparent distils these essential insights into easy-to-follow advice and practical steps. It's your guilt-free guide to building a career you love while raising a happy and healthy family.

Daisy Dowling is the founder and CEO of Workparent, the first company that offers support and resources to working parents. She is a leading authority on how professionals can overcome the challenges that crop up at the intersection of work and family. She's worked with the staff of the Dow Jones newsroom to help them handle working-parenthood in an 'always-on' business environment, created a peer-to-peer working-parent mentorship program for Publicis Groupe and provided one-to-one counselling for new fathers at the investment firm, KKR. Daisy writes a column on this topic for the Harvard Business Review.

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