Dana Sumpter Shares Three Tips for Women Entrepreneurs on How to Negotiate WFH with Partners for Lioness Magazine
As working parents continue to balance working from home, caring for their children, attending household chores, and other matters that are now at home, parents are under tremendous pressure. As of 2019, there were nearly 45 million working parents in the U.S. and nearly 15 million dual-career households. Dr. Dana Sumpter states in a series of small daily decisions, one parent’s job gets favored over the other. To aid stressed working parents, Dr. Sumpter shares negotiating tips for dual career households on how to equally split the home load and relieve some pressure.
Prior to COVID, working mothers were often the ones to take on the domestic burdens and during the pandmeic these burdens were escalated. These challenges may be particularly more challenging for entrepreneurs working from home, who’s self-imposed demands don’t abide by a typical schedule. So how do parents these days decide who picks up the household chores, and who gets to focus on their career? Working mothers can regain control by proactively addressing jobs needs and discussing these with their partner; establish availability boundaries with clients and colleagues; and by constantly maintaining laser focus on one’s greater career goals during these challenging times.
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