Should You Talk About Your Kids At Work?
I used to be terrified to mention my personal life with clients or colleagues, worried that any hint of my family might undermine my professionalism. I changed my tune when I realized that chatting about my children deepened the bond with those I work with and attracted to my business partners who respect that I am a whole person — not career robot. I urge moms to tell bosses and clients about their families, and I hear from Abbey Finch, creator of Scribe Space, who had her daughter while in college at age 20 and has always found family-friendly employers by being forthright about her schedule. Also, Barbara Safani, career consultant with Career Solvers, weighs in on when to mention your kids and when to toe the line — and at what cost.