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Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Is it possible to have a successful career and have children?


One of the issues that sometimes prompts women to seek coaching with me is around the question of how having children could affect work/career.  In this article Three Women on whether it is possible to enjoy having children and a career  in a Scottish paper, three women are interviewed about their decision to have or not have children. 

Although there is an assumption that it is only women in 'high powered careers' who struggle with this question, I find that it affects women across the board.  For example, I often see women working in the creative or media industries where there are long hours or travel involved.


Monday, 10 December 2012

Why should I have children - a perspective from a teenager

 

I find it is usually women in their mid 30's who are discussing and exploring the issue of whether to have children or not.  But I found this blog post on the UK feminist site the Fword from a teenager discussing her perspective on not wanting biological children of her own. She talks about adoption as her preferred option if she does decide to have children. Some people might argue that it is too early for a teenager to know what she wants.  I think that it's good that young women are discussing and thinking about their options in advance - if they change, that's OK but how great that someone that young is thinking forward and questioning accepted norms.