Claire Cain Miller of the New York Times reports on the struggles working parents face while trying to balance a career and families.

It's very rare to see a two-parent household with only one parent working, and according to a new Pew Research Center survey, more than half, 56%, of working parents say this balancing act between work and home is difficult--and that means, in some ways, that they're getting the worst of both worlds:

“This is not an individual problem, it is a social problem,” said Mary Blair-Loy, a sociologist and the founding director of the Center for Research on Gender in the Professions at the University of California, San Diego. “This is creating a stress for working parents that is affecting life at home and for children, and we need a societal-wide response.”

You’re not spending as much time with your baby as you want, you’re not doing the job you want to be doing at work, you’re not seeing your friends hardly ever.”

... "You basically just always feel like you’re doing a horrible job at everything." ...
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