Balance or Conflict? A Suggested Work and Family Class Activity

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Activity Description: 

Purpose
To understand the conflicts that working adults face when they attempt to fulfill work and family responsibilities. 

Steps
1. Before class, ask the students to go to the PBS website for the documentary, "Juggling Work and Family":
http://www.pbs.org/workfamily/clip.html

2. Click Case Study Three, Charlotte Gattenby. Watch the film clip.

3. Ask the students to note:
       • conflicts that result from not having sufficient time to meet both work and family responsibilities.
       • conflicts that result from an inability to attend to both work and family responsibilities at the same time.
       • conflicts that result from the strain of having a large number of work and family responsibilities.
 

Activity Source: 

Content contributed by Janet Scanlon as a Suggested Work and Family Class Activity for the Sloan Networks’ Resources for Teaching section.