As is discussed in Chapter 7 of our course text, balancing the demands of work, parenting, and family is a challenging—but necessary—task for a significant number of American families. When these pressures are not balanced, it can lead to a negative, unpredictable home environment. Therefore, it is important that we are aware of some of the potential challenges families may face as they strive to have balance between work and family. For this discussion, address the following:
- Explain some challenges that working families face.
- Discuss how these challenges can impact a child’s behavior.
- Summarize three strategies you could share with families to help them achieve a balance between family life and work. Use one additional scholarly source to support your summary.
Guided Response: Review several of your classmates’ posts and respond to at least two by providing feedback or suggestions, or offering friendly guidance to extend their strategies.
Though two replies is the basic expectation, for deeper engagement and learning you are encouraged to provide responses to any comments or questions others have posted for you. Remember, continuing to engage with peers and the instructor will further the conversation and provide you with opportunities to demonstrate your content expertise, critical thinking, and real-world experiences with this topic.