Scott Behson, PhD Professor, Author, Speaker, Consultant Building Better Workplaces
That Work for Everyone
From 2012 through 2017, I authored the Fathers, Work, and Family Blog, the first and most prominent blog focused on helping fathers balance work and family and promoting more supportive workplaces. The blog is now shuttered, but is archived here.
Too many dads feel alone in their work-family struggles. If we spent the time on building informal support networks with fellow dads, we’d be better able to help each other. Here’s one way we do this in my neighborhood, and suggestions on how you can network for fatherhood. Beer Fire! A fun a useful way to network with other dads (While I am away on a short family vacation, I thought it would be nice to post a favorite FWF article of mine from the very first week of the blog.
When you have two working parents, unexpected days without school can really put you out. Snow days are awesome for kids. Not so for parents. By planning ahead, we can make them easier for us to handle. Snow days are great for kids, but not so much for working parents! Dear God, Don’t Let Them Cancel School! Not long ago, I was awoken at 5am by the home telephone. Considering the time, and since no one (except my mom or telemerketers) calls me on the home phone, my disorienta
First, please send prayers and any tangible help you can to coastal NYC- my hometown of Staten Island, as well as the Jersey Shore, Southern Long Island, and low-lying areas of Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan are in really bad shape. People lost their lives and homes, and many are without basic necessities. All in all, my four days without power and heat is nothing to get worked up about. Everyone’s safe and unharmed and really that’s all that matters. Luckily, my town had so
So much for “love sweet love” A few weeks ago, I posted about Beer-Fire, a tradition that a friend and neighbor of mine invented to build a social network of local dads (see the the original beer-fire post, my favorite one yet). Beer Fire! A fun a useful way to network with other dads Recent statistics show that beer fires are needed now more than ever, as reported in The Economist and Andrew Sullivan’s Daily Dish: A new book released last week, “Social Trends in American Lif
My friend and neighbor, Francesco, who is a terrific dad, (and, more importantly, a loyal blog reader!), has a semi-regular tradition of inviting his local guy friends to hang out by the fire pit in his backyard with a cooler full of beer. We’ve come to calling this brilliant innovation BEER FIRE! (and I maintain he be nominated for the MacArthur Genius Grant for this revolutionary idea) Beer Fire! A fun a useful way to network with other dads Beer Fire usually consists of