"If you’re like most dads, you’re facing an impossible tug of war between work and home. My advice? Read this book.
In this smart, charming, and actionable guide, Scott Behson offers a practical toolkit for thriving in both domains. You'll discover how to make family time more memorable, how to negotiate more flexibility with your boss, and why you should pack at least one stuffed animal on every business trip.
Behson is the rare writer who can communicate everything you need to know, while making you feel like you're just chatting over a beer with a good friend at a barbeque."
- Ron Friedman, Ph.D., author of The Best Place to Work
Most fathers today strive to be successful in their careers and to be loving, involved dads. It sometimes seems like an impossible tug-of-war. But it doesn’t have to be. The Working Dad’s Survival Guide helps men understand they are not alone, and offers a series of concrete time and life management strategies that enable them to succeed in their careers while also being loving, involved fathers.
Through personal stories and interviews with dozens of working dads, as well as actionable advice and useful self-assessment exercises, The Working Dad's Survival Guide will help you feel more confident in succeeding in both parts of your life.
The Working Dad’s Survival Guide was an Amazon #1 best-seller for both fatherhood and career advice, earning 4.8/5 from reviewers on Amazon. It is available in paperback, e-book and audio book format. Help in balancing fatherhood and your career is just a click away. I am also available for speaking events based on the content of my book. Finally, check out these great Returnity Kits for parents returning to work after parental leave. The WDSG is included in the box for new dads.
Praise for the Working Dads Survival Guide
Finally! This is the book dads juggling work and family have been waiting for. Behson’s book is full of great insights, perspectives and advice that will help dads be more successful on all fronts.
– Brad Harrington, PhD, Executive Director of the Boston College Center for Work and Family
Cheers to Scott Behson for providing the 21st century working dad a roadmap for career and parenting success.
– Matt Schneider and Lance Somerfeld, Co-Founders, City Dads Group.
I wish I had this book when I was taking heat in the corporate world for being an active parent! The suggestions and exercises would have made a big difference, to both support the choices I was making, and help me build a community of other working dads so I would not feel alone.
– Greg Marcus, author, Busting Your Corporate Idol and The Spiritual Practice of Good Actions
In The Working Dad’s Survival Guide, Scott Behson sets out to do one simple – but not at all easy – thing; help men feel confident and successful in both their work life and family life. Using the perfect combination of exercises, stories, insights, and practical strategies he accomplishes that goal with flying colors. There’s no magic pill that will make you the best dad you can be. But with commitment, hard work, and Scott’s guidance, you’re well on your way.
– Armin Brott, author of The Expectant Father and The New Father: A Dad’s Guide to the First Year
Filled with the heart-felt voices of dozens of fathers struggling to juggle it all, Behson’s imminently practical book lays out new ways of thinking, and helpful exercises, tools and strategies for how to be successful both at work and at home. If you’re a working father who’s felt alone, the Survival Guide is truly that – operating instructions to find your network and navigate this confusing yet exciting time.
– Brigid Schulte, author Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play when No One has the Time
I’m so glad Scott wrote this book, because he not only clearly shows the conflicts faced by many working dads, but he also provides actionable advice that will help dads find better solutions at work and at home. The stories, exercises, and concrete tips Scott offers in The Working Dad’s Survival Guide bring clarity, focus, and motivation for readers to tackle these issues in their own lives. Scott’s experience, and positivity, are a welcomed relief!
– Sara Sutton Fell, Founder & CEO of FlexJobs
Scott Behson draws brilliantly from his life and research to provide the stories, tips, and tools we need to become the fathers we want to be.
– Jeremy Adam Smith, author of The Daddy Shift
Scott’s recommended tools and strategies will not only help fathers but also ultimately help all parents find common ground and solutions to succeed at work and at home.
– Emma Plumb, 1 Million for Work Flexibility
You might be a new dad who is craving this information, or an experienced dad interested in making a change, either way, Scott’s words of wisdom and friendly tone will help guide you to a solution that’s just right for you.
– Jessica DeGroot, Founder and President, ThirdPath Institute
Behson’s book provides valuable, concise, practical information that will help so many dads balance their work and family lives.
– Hogan Hilling, author, Dads Behaving Dadly
The Working Dad’s Survival Guide has been excerpted in various outlets, including:
Huffington Post Parents (Joys The Joys and Sacrifices of Fatherhood and 6 Things to Know About Working Dads)
Huffington Post Business (Negotiating for flexibility)
Good Men Project (Being present during family time)
Fatherly (Financial planning)
Salary.com (Workplace flexibility)
The Greater Good (Making family time memorable)
City Dads Group (The distractions of technology)