Debra I. Schafer, Executive Advisor; CEO, Education Navigation, LLC
With the start of school approaching, it's important for parents to recognize their role in helping their children succeed. And it's not just for today, but long-term where independence and employment are the goal. Many with disabilities have realized success.
"A growing body of research suggests that children’s language and problem-solving skills may suffer as a result of their parents’ problematic schedules, and that they may be more likely than other children to smoke and drink when they are older.
Workers who lose their jobs due to caring for older, sick, or disabled family members are unlikely to receive unemployment insurance (UI) benefits, according to a new report, "Access to Unemployment Insurance Benefits for Family Caregivers: An Analysis of State Rules and Practices." This is the case despite provisions in some states' UI rules that are intended to address such situations.
In the fourth installment of a series of New York Times op-ed pieces, Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, and Wharton Professor Adam Grant argue that "to make gender parity a reality, we need to change the way we advocate for it. The usual focus is on fairness: to achieve justice, we need to give women equal opportunities. We need to go further and articulate why equality is not just the right thing to do for women but the desirable thing for us all."
"This is the sad reality in workplaces around the world: Women help more but benefit less from it. In keeping with deeply held gender stereotypes, we expect men to be ambitious and results-oriented, and women to be nurturing and communal. When a man offers to help, we shower him with praise and rewards. But when a woman helps, we feel less indebted. . . .