Family Matters

Regardless of when and how you become a parent, the transition to parenthood is both an exciting and scary time. Given the realities of life in America, most expectant parents are also employed, so how this transition is experienced can have repercussions far beyond the baby’s first few months of life, not just for families and communities, but also for work and workplaces.

In Family Matters, a briefing by Families and Work Institute, and sponsored by, we review the mounting evidence that helping new parents through this transition is good for business because it’s good for families, and we profile leading practices to inspire business leaders to take action. Blog Post--Family Matters For Employees: Why Employers Should Care

Additional employer resources on the transition to parenthood:

Families and Work Institute has re-launched this online workplace lactation toolkit to give employers high-quality resources to help them establish successful workplace lactation programs that work for all workers.

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