Families and Work Institute media highlights for the week of June 22-26, 2009.
Work & Fatherhood:
Peaceful Revolution: Millennial Dads Bend Traditional Gender Roles
- In this Huffington Post article, Nanette Fondas uses Families and Work Institute research to show that traditional roles of men and women are shifting and that men’s attitudes towards this shift, more so than women’s, have drastically changed in the last 30 years. With these shifts comes more stress, and with more stress comes the need for more flexibility and family-friendly policies for all.
- Using FWI data from 2004, Caroline Howard reports on Forbes.com that Gen-X fathers spend significantly more time with their children than Boomer dads with children of the same age. Citing popular examples, from celebrities to business professionals, Howard argues, “As fathers are spending more time with their family, more daughters are following dad’s career path.”
Childcare & Early Childhood Education:
Tragedy points to safety gaps for thousands of city children in day care
- The focus of this article is the need to properly train informal child caregivers after the recent tragic death of a local infant under such care. Ellen Galinsky, President & Co-Founder of FWI, adds, “The quality of child care is determined by the person, not necessarily by the place. This horrible tragedy points out that you want someone who is a good critical thinker.”
- This article features FWI’s Ask the Children study to support the idea that the “everyday moments” parents spend with their children are the times those children remember the best and cherish the most.
Work Life Legacy Award:
Families and Work Institute: The Executive Take
- Click here to read this blog post by Adam Goldberg, Founder & President of Encompass Education and a WLLA 2009 attendee, who discusses the “refreshing” and “frustratingly honest” CEO Panel at this year’s WLLA.
- This post on a Navy-Humor, Navy-Life blog provides commentary on the CEO Panel at this year’s WLLA, specifically the messages shared by Vice Admiral Harvey and his advice to “burn the boats!”