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Four Conversations Every Overwhelmed Working Parent Should Have

by Joseph Grenny and Brittney Maxfield

Quick Takes

  • Ask yourself who you are and what you want
  • Talk about your career and family commitments with your boss and colleagues
  • Define common goals for your children with your spouse or partner
  • Open up to your kids about the pressures you feel and what you want

Working parents sometimes struggle with the feeling that they are either letting down their family or not meeting their career goals. It can be hard to strike the right balance. As with most of the challenges we face at work, having an open and honest conversation is one of the first steps toward finding a solution. If you’re able to talk about the issue, you can often resolve ...

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