INTRODUCTION

Self-Care and the Working Parent

by Daisy Dowling

Do you struggle with how to balance work and family? Are you “always on” in one form or another, whether it’s logging in to work, caring for your kids, or handling one of the many other assorted things on your to-do list? How do you take care of yourself while doing so?

As an executive coach who specializes in working parent hood, I’ve counseled hundreds of men and women on effective ways to combine children and career. Just like you, my clients are all hard workers and unassailably devoted to their families. All go to extraordinary lengths to do well at work while really being there for their kids, in every sense of the term. Most of them have something else in common, too: a deep ...

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