As a father of two and a self-proclaimed “Seasonal Stay at Home Dad” (I am a teacher 10 months of the year), I am challenged daily to not only balance my work and home life, but also to be successful at both. That's why I immensely enjoyed Scott Behson’s book The Working Dad’s Survival Guide: How to Succeed at Work and at Home. A lot of times when you pick up a book and you see “PhD” after the author’s name, you collide with an infusion of highbrow prose that may “say a lot” yet mean little to you. Behson keeps it real, though, and speaks to the reader in a manner that is neither demeaning … [Read more...]
The following is an excerpt from NYC Dads Group member Scott Behson’s new book, The Working Dad’s Survival Guide: How to Succeed at Work and at Home, which provides encouragement and advice for dads trying to succeed in their careers while also being the loving, involved dads they always wanted to be – that their families need them to be. Members of any City Dads group can buy the book and use coupon code CityDads20 for a 20% discount. Avoiding the Distractions of Technology Here’s one dad, in his own words:
My New Year’s Resolution is to severely limit … [Read more...]
The modern dad has to do it all: care for his kids and tend to household chores as well as bring home a paycheck. But how? City Dads Group recently got together with A Better Balance, a work and family advocacy center, to put together a panel of experts to answer big questions about: how employer policies and the law support men considering starting a family paternity leave flexible work schedules caring for sick kids while holding a job. Among of panel pros is Scott Behson, author of The Working Dad's Survival Guide, who talks about the stigma men face when prioritizing … [Read more...]
More than ever, fathers are expected to be active in the care and upbringing of their children and tending to domestic chores along with providing for their family financially. How is this possible in today's always-connected, 365/24/7 work world? Won't being a busy "family man" negatively affect one's career?
Join us and family advocacy organization A Better Balance from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern time, April 24, for "The Modern Dad's Juggle," a free webinar on how fathers can find that perfect work-life balance.Experts from A Better … [Read more...]