Talking with Children about Work

podcast pptEllen Galinsky, president of the Families and Work Institute and author of the groundbreaking books Mind in the Making and Ask the Children, offers invaluable advice on how to have meaningful conversations with your child about work.​

  1. ​​How children feel about their parents’ work (4:03)
  2. “Why do you work so much?” (4:06)
  3. “Other kids’ parents don’t work this much.” (7:48)
  4. Keeping work from spilling over into family life (6:08)
  5. “Why do I have to go to child care?” (6:26)
  6. “You don’t spend enough time with me.” (6:46)
  7. “You work at home but you’re not with me.” (3:01)
  8. “Why do you have to travel so much?” (8:43)
  9. “What do you do at work?” (7:20)
  10. Why asking the children is important (2:24)


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