Thursday, April 16, 2015

Finding the perfect balance between fatherhood and work

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It's common nowadays for families to be dual earners, which means that both parents have either a full-time or part-time job. Such setup can cause a disturbance in the life and work balance.

We are all aware of the importance of a father's presence as a child is growing up, so how do you strike a balance between parenting and your career? Here are a three options:

Discuss it with your partner

Talking about when you want to have children is a decision that a couple must decide together. Becoming parents is a significant step, and it requires proper planning and preparation. Consider your career and whether or not it is conducive for fatherhood. A job that needs you to be away from home at long intervals may not be the most appropriate career choice. These are all big decisions that must be openly discussed with your significant other.

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Learn to manage your time

There are 24 hours in a day, seven days in a week, and 365 days in a year but even so, people often feel like there's not enough time to accomplish the things they need to do. It is, therefore, imperative that you learn proper time management. Providing time for work, your kids, and yourself is a huge challenge but it can be done.

Find time to eat together

It's important to partake in dinner with your family. This is the perfect time to ask about their day or learn something new about them. Try having at least one meal with the family in a day so you can foster honesty and open communication with your children and spouse.

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I'm Christopher J. Keehner, a father and a businessman. If you enjoyed my blog, then you should definitely visit my Google+ page for more interesting stories on fatherhood and other related topics.