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The book came just a few hours ago, and I'm so impressed by the deep thinking Daisy put into this book. From young kids to teenagers, there are solid ideas, different perspectives from parents throughout. It's like "What to Expect When You're Expecting" - but for the working parent. If you like charts and templates, there are charts and templates. If you'd rather just flip to a specific section for a specific problem, it does a good job there too. Well done!
I have read a few parenting books recently, and they have been all disappointing. Many books amplified anxiety as opposed to solved our problem. So I am glad to find this book with many useful, actionable tools, such as how you prioritize schedule, money management spreadsheet, etc. I hope these useful charts are downloadable somewhere. The book weighs more than the average paper back, but the truth is this is like a great cookbook. You can choose to go to sections relevant to you, depending on your life phase, children's age, types of work you do-- making it a lot more digestible one section at a time. I also like that this book represents POVs of many parents not just author's.
Daisy's book is a fantastic resource for any working parent, regardless of individual situation. This book provides multiple opportunities to step back and re-assess how we are addressing the challenges and opportunities presented in our careers and at home. Workparent offers bite-sized suggestions that anyone can implement at home and work to effect change and modify perspective to feel empowered rather than overwhelmed. Daisy's perspective is practical, reassuring and uplifting--this is a great resource for the modern working parent.
Love this book. It really is like the sequel to “What to Expect” for working parents. The author has such a great writing style - a combination of friend, mentor, favorite aunt, and clinical professional. It is very comprehensive and organized in a very easy to read (and reference) format that covers children at every age and careers at every stage. I especially appreciated the sections “Staying Well and Whole” which covers practical aspects like food and mealtimes, health, mental wellness, and “Your Family, Your Way” which addresses everything from two-career couples to single parents and non-traditional families.