Synopses & Reviews
The first comprehensive study asking children and their mothers and fathers for their family views on work and family life offers dozens of proven strategies busy families can use to feel more successful at work and at home. Noted work-family researcher Ellen Galinsky overtunes accepted thinking on quality vs. quantity time and many other guilt-inducing "myths", reveals children's one greatest wish for changing how work affects their parents' lives, shares relationship stories of how families stay close, and outlines a brilliant new set of operating principles to navigate work-family challenges, including:
Proven tactics for enhancing life at work
Ways to de-stress at work and at home
How to encourage family communication-and what to say to do once you have your child's attention
How to decode the messages your children are getting about the world and work
Simple family traditions that foster well-adjusted children
This first comprehensive study asking children and their parents for their views on work and family life offers strategies for coping with the stresses and complications of work and family life. The author shares real-life stories of how working families stay close and outlines a new set of operating principles to help parents feel more competent at work and at home.
About the Author
Ellen Galinsky, president and cofounder of the Families and Work Institute, helped establish the field of work and family life at Bank Street College of Education, where she was on the faculty for twenty-five years. At the institute, she continues to conduct seminal research on the changing workforce and changing family. Her more than forty books and reports include Ask the Children: The Breakthrough Study That Reveals How to Succeed at Work and Parenting and the now-classic The Six Stages of Parenthood. She has received numerous honorary degrees and awards, including the 2004 Distinguished Achievement Award from Vassar College. She served as the elected president of the National Association for the Education of Young Children and was elected a fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources in 2005. She holds a Master of Science degree in child development and education from Bank Street College of Education and a Bachelor of Arts degree in child study from Vassar College. A popular keynote speaker, she was a presenter at the White House Conference on Child Care in 1997 and on Teenagers in 2000. She is featured regularly in the media, including appearances on Good Morning America, World News Tonight, and The Oprah Winfrey Show.Ellen Galinsky is co-founder and president of the Families and Work Institute in Manhattan. A leading authority and speaker on work/family issues, she was on the faculty at Bank Street College of Education for twenty-five years and she has authored sixteen books. She lives with her family in upstate New York.