Tune into The Work-Life Equation, a podcast series brought to you by Bright Horizons®, for information on parenting, caregiving, and balancing work with everyday life.
How COVID-19 Shifted the Work-Life Equation
It seems like forever ago: working parents dropping the kids at child care and then heading to work. Today those same parents ARE child care — and they’re still going to work, just in the home office. We asked about strategies, trial and error, and generally, how it’s going. Here’s what parents told us.
Parenting through Uncertainty (A Teach. Play. Love. Episode)
World events shake all of us — parents and children alike. So how do you answer when your child asks, “Are we going to be okay?” On this bonus episode, we feature an important discussion from our podcast, “Teach. Play. Love.” Bright Horizons early childhood education expert Rachel Robertson gives concrete advice on all of it — supporting your child through difficult times, giving calm, simple reassurances to tough questions, and using play time to help process and express feelings.
Things Haven’t Changed for Working Parents
In 2014, the first Bright Horizons Modern Family Index surveyed mothers and fathers about working and parenting. They said it was hard. This year we asked again, and guess what? It’s even harder. On this episode, Bright Horizons VP Jennifer Vena breaks down the key highlights and shares stories from working parents in the trenches — and the extremes parents are going to make work and family fit.
VP Moms REPLAY
Four of our awesome Bright Horizons vice presidents talk very candidly about being working mothers and having high-powered careers. Listen again to this episode, as they reveal what’s worked for them, what hasn’t, and what they had to let go of to build the careers and the families they wanted.
Ep. 36: Parenting Success in 2020
What’s your most recent parenting success story? We asked, and parents told us about theirs — the big and little wins that made them break out in happy dances. Plus, our resident editor of our parenting blog, The Family Room, gave us the lowdown on what parents talked about in the last 12 months, trends for 2020, and why this should be the year to show yourself more love for the great job you do every day.
Ep. 35: Making the Holidays More Meaningful
Holiday stress is no joke. When it seems like everyone’s in a perpetual rush to the next moment, how can you and your family just enjoy where you are? And what can you do to make the holidays more meaningful? We asked two of Bright Horizons’ own early childhood experts, Debbie Hoppy and Melanie Brooks. Listen to this episode to find out how to press pause, be present, and focus on what feels right.
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