TLC Parents @ Work

The professionals at The Loved Child (TLC Family Center) propose that professional organizations offer TLC Parent Employee Conversation Groups to bring working parents together to connect, to learn from one another, and to receive expert parenting education to ultimately decrease common work-family stresses and increase morale in the workplace. Highly experienced TLC experts in child behavior and family development provide the option of weekly, biweekly, or monthly groups facilitated in the workplace at the lunch hour.

 

Depending on the number of parent employees and stage of parenthood, TLC provides business organizations TLC Parent Employee Conversation Groups for:

 

  1. Expecting Parents
  2. New Parents with Babies
  3. Parents with Toddlers and Young Children
  4. Parents of Tweens & Teenagers (in development)

 

Each 1-hour conversation group is organized around common parenting topics and challenges. Listed by stage in parenthood, the following are sample topics for each TLC Parent Employee Conversation Group.

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Expecting Parents

Expecting Parents

  • Pregnancy Wellness, Fitness, & Nutrition
  • Welcoming Baby into the World: Labor, Birthing, and Recovery
  • The Hospital Experience & Bringing Home Your Baby
  • Navigating Childcare Options
  • Preparing for Work Leave
  • Newborns 101: Sleep Expectations, Feeding Choices, Bathing, Illness, and More
  • Building a Nest: Baby Equipment & Home Safety
  • Infant/Child CPR, Safety & First Aid
  • Difficult Conversations & The New Normal: Relationship Changes, Baby Blues, & Anxiety
  • And many more…

Parents With Babies

Parents With Babies

  •  The Fourth Trimester: Sleep Support, Calming Techniques, & Infant Development
  • Breastfeeding 101: Breastfeeding Basics, Pumping & Storage, and Returning to Work
  • Baby (and Parent) Separation Anxiety
  • Feeding Baby: Starting Solids, Finger Feeding, & Sippy Cups
  • The Myth of a Work-Life Balance
  • Life After Baby: Identity & Relationship Adjustments
  • The Importance of Play
  • Brain Development: How Your Baby’s Brain Grows
  • Nurturing Your Child’s Unique Temperament Style
  • Parenting with Mindfulness
  • And many more…

Parents With Toddlers & Young Children

Parents With Toddlers & Young Children

  • Children’s Sleep Struggles: Naptime, Bedtime Struggles, and Nighttime Wake-Ups
  • Tips to Prevent Picky Eaters
  • Toddlers 101: Tantrums, Hurting Behaviors, and “It’s Mine!”
  • Peaceful Parenting for Busy Parents: Getting out the Door, Dinner Time, & Bedtime
  • Supporting Sibling Relationships
  • Preparing Siblings for A New Baby
  • The Dangers of Distracted Parenting
  • What is Positive Discipline?
  • Toilet Training with TLC: Ready? Set? Go!
  • Aggressive Behaviors in Young Children
  • Handling Unwanted Parenting Advice
  • Finding the Best Early Childhood Program/Preschool for my Child
  • How to Fight in Front of the Children
  • And many more…

Parents of Tweens & Teenagers

Parents of Tweens & Teenagers

In Development…

 

A recent study at Harvard University (January 2019) found that employers greatly underestimate the struggle working parents face when attempting to balance work and family responsibilities. The Harvard Business School researchers predicted that these caregiving stresses will only continue to worsen. The report found that 32% of U.S. employees with caregiving responsibilities have left the workplace during their career due to an inability to find work-family solutions. Moreover, more than 80% of employees with caregiving responsibilities admitted that their caregiving challenges have affected their work performance. Research from Care.com demonstrated 62% of employees would be willing to leave a job for improved benefits. Similarly, a Glassdoor survey found four out of five employees would take new benefits over a pay raise. As described by Daisy Wademan Dowling, a full-time business consultant (and mother) focused on working-parent issues, leaders in business organizations are now forced to address the “Working Parent Problem”: how can businesses enhance work satisfaction, improve employee retention rates, and increase work productivity for parents in the workplace?

 

In addition to solutions such as expanding parental leave, providing flexible work hours and offering resources for child care support, parent employees and employers alike would benefit greatly from supportive and educational parent programming within the workplace.