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I offer free 30 minute telephone/Skype consultations for people wanting to find out more about coaching on the 'baby decision'. Email me at mailto:beth@ticktockcoaching.co.uk and assistant Laura will respond and arrange an appointment with you. Visit http://www.ticktockcoaching.co.uk/ for more information about my coaching services.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Having a kids and having a career


Two articles caught my eye this week:

In Career Minded Women lose big, the author points to the difficulties women on a career track having once they have children. She urges women to stay in the career market and to rise as fast and high as they can before leaving to have children and suggests ways to 'stay in the game' after having kids.

While in this thoughtful piece in the Guardian, Madeline Bunting looks at the issue again and points to why women might choose not to follow the same ambitous career path but design a life which work, life and child-care all have a place.

It's a difficult choice - and it's no surprise that for women who feel ambivalent or unsure of having kids and who have a career they enjoy it makes the decision even harder.


Friday, 12 August 2011

Friday, 5 August 2011

Couples deciding whether to have kids or not - How does it affect the relationship?

Greetings everyone! Sorry to have neglected the blog for the last few weeks - I've been away enjoying my native Canada for a few weeks!

While I was gone, a friend sent me this link to an article recently published on the Huffington Post:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/vicki-larson/are-childfree-couples-doo_b_913051.html

The article explores the stats that show that childfree couples are more likely to break up than couples with children. It looks at a number of reasons for why this might be. One reason that I'm aware of is that sometimes in childfree couples there can be a disagreement about whether to have children or not - with one partner in the relationship wanting children and the other not wanting. I often get clients coming to me in this situation - and always someone will either change their mind OR the relationship with end. It is a very difficult decision to make and I'm often working with individuals to help them work out what they want to do. I also have an associate who is a relationship coach who works with both people together on how to resolve this and move forward.