Children

What Britain Can Learn from Scandinavia When It Comes to Childcare

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What Britain Can Learn from Scandinavia When It Comes to Childcare
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The Conversation

The Danes do it, the Swedes do it, and even the Norwegians do it, but when it comes to accessible and affordable childcare, Britain lags far behind its northerly neighbours.

Workin’ 9 to 5: How School Schedules Make Life Harder for Working Parents

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Report
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Workin’ 9 to 5: How School Schedules Make Life Harder for Working Parents
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Center for American Progress
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Judi C Casey

"But in many ways, schools have not updated their policies to adapt to this changed world, and this means that large numbers of working parents must split their time between being a committed parent and being a committed working professional. 

This report, then, aims to answer three questions:

How misaligned are school and work schedules?

What can schools do to support parents as they try to meet their obligations to their employers and to their children?

How can schools and districts pay for this effort? 

The Right and Wrong Ways to Help Pregnant Workers

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Blog
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The Right and Wrong Ways to Help Pregnant Workers
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Harvard Business Review Blog Network
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Judi C Casey

"This shows that the kind of help offered matters for bolstering women's confidence that they can handle challenges. Supporting pregnant workers is not a one-size-fits-all approach and the quality of support received during pregnancy could make the difference in retaining top female talent long-term. Managers should make no assumptions about the kind of help that a pregnant worker wants or needs -- instead they should ask questions, maintain an open dialogue, and be open and flexible to the unique needs of pregnant workers."

Call for Papers - "Children's Rights and Family" Conference in Abuja, Nigeria, November 19-20, 2016

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Call for Papers
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Call for Papers - "Children's Rights and Family" Conference in Abuja, Nigeria, November 19-20, 2016
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Women's Platform of the Journalists and Writers Foundation

The International Family Conference is a biennial international academic conference which is organized by the Women’s Platform of the Journalists and Writers Foundation (JWF), which holds General Consultative Status at UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Its aim is to stimulate interdisciplinary and cross-national collaboration and approach to various family issues.

The Politics of Paid Time Off to Have a Baby

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News Article
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The Politics of Paid Time Off to Have a Baby
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New York Times
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Judi C Casey

Parents of Special Needs Children Require Help in the Workplace, Too

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News Article
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Parents of Special Needs Children Require Help in the Workplace, Too
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Bizjournals
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Debra I. Schafer, Founder, Education Navigation

A follow-up article to an interview on Susan Rocco's radio program - Women To Watch, where we discussed work/life issues and the needs of working parents who have special needs children and how companies can support them...and more.

The Ripple Effects of Parents Not Using Their Vacation Time

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Blog
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The Ripple Effects of Parents Not Using Their Vacation Time
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Harvard Business Review Blog Network
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Judi C Casey

And yet American parents are hardly neglecting their children: in fact, they're spending more time with their kids today than they did in the 1960s. So what's the problem?

The Ripple Effects of Parents Not Using Their Vacation Time

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Blog
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The Ripple Effects of Parents Not Using Their Vacation Time
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Harvard Business Review
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Monique Valcour

Education Should Be Anything But Special

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Blog
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Education Should Be Anything But Special
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Debra Isaacs Schafer
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Debra I. Schafer, Executive Advisor; CEO, Education Navigation, LLC

The way we describe something can lead toward inclusion or create obstacles.  It's time for us to re-evaluate how we describe education for students who need more, different, or individualized instruction and support.  Because the way it's described today is alienating many and it continues for years.

The 1 Thing All Parents Must Know

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Blog
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The 1 Thing All Parents Must Know
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Debra Isaacs Schafer
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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.

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