How Our Careers Affect Our Children

You may know that I have a 5-year old son, Jude. As I type this, he is throwing a tennis ball against the outside fence, having already “helped” with my work this morning — you should see how organized these stacks of paper are! I’ve never been a clock-in and clock-out kind of professional, a characteristic cemented after nine years of both working and living at Camp Stevens — because there’s nothing clock-in and clock-out about non-profit, summer camp, or retreat center work. (Can I get an Amen?)

As a relatively new mom who travels often for work, I read this article with great interest in how my career could be impacting my kid, now and down the road. The good news? If you like your job, your kid benefits.

We also found children were better off when parents cared about work as a source of challenge, creativity, and enjoyment, again, without regard to the time spent.

Read the complete article here.

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