The Work-Life Balance Tool Kit for Parents
Published on Monday, 05 December 2016
Last updated on Wednesday, 04 December 2019
For many parents, achieving a happy balance between work and family commitments is a struggle. As you contemplate and prepare for returning to work after the birth of a child it's important to focus on the fact that things DO get easier!
There is a lot of planning involved when you return to work after the birth of a child: how and where will you source child care? Who will do the pickups and drop offs? What will you do on sick days? How will you cope with all the household chores?
Returning to Work - Things to Consider
Things to Consider When Returning to Work offers a general overview on many of the issues you may be facing including an introductory look at the different types of child care and the pros and cons of each type.
Different Factors to Weigh Up
There are many different factors to weigh up when you are devising a child care plan for your family. Things to Consider for Work and Child Care offers some interesting research findings on the subject and describes the strategies for maximising your chances of success.
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How to plan and execute a successful return to work after a period of parental leave including what to expect, how to prepare, child care, work life balance and more.
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