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The Parent’s Guide to Family Friendly Work by Lori K. Long Ph.D.

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Chapter 7 Characteristics of a Family-Friendly Job

Ideally, a family-friendly company will help you create a family-friendly job, regardless of what kind of work you actually do. However, if your search involves a career change, you may want to consider pursuing a job that offers a high potential for a family-friendly arrangement. While many different jobs and career paths can offer flexibility, the very nature of certain jobs provide more opportunities for alternate work options.

How you feel about your job strongly influences your ability to create a family-friendly work arrangement. Work often takes you away from your family, and if you do not enjoy it, then you will only resent your work. If you have already found a job or career you feel ...

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