In celebration of Father's Day, I read several really great articles that made me appreciate dads' contributions to the household. I also saw some interesting new research. I thought I would share the links that caught my attention.
Of course, I have to start with my own Father's Day column. My angle was based on a study by researchers at Boston College who surveyed nearly 1,000 dads. The study found a gap between what dads (white-collar dads in particular) want to do at home and what they actually do. Here's the link to my Work Life Balancing Act column.
From the Huffington Post: Celebrating Working Dads, by Jeff Levick.
The Citizen offered some tips working dads can use to navigate through these difficult economic times.
The Careerist's Vivia Chen wonders in her Father's Day blog post whether lawyer dads even care about work life balance enough to put it on the front burner.
And then there's the good news and bad reported in a CareerBuilder report for Father's Day. The good news: The majority (84 percent) of working fathers who were laid off in the last year report that they are now employed full-time. The bad news: work/ life balance is suffering. Many dads report working long hours, with 22 percent of respondents reporting that they work more than 50 hours per week.
I loved reading Sun-Sentinel Columnist Michael Mayo's letter to his daughter following his recent divorce.
And, most of all, I enjoyed Parade Magazine's piece written by Luke Russert about the lessons he learned from his father Tim Russert, the beloved newsman.
I hope all you dads had a great Father's Day. Keep up the good work raising your children and may you strive to always be a role model.