If you are mulling over the idea of parenthood, I am sure much of your thought is taken up by the future of your career. How will my career and a baby fit together? Will my chances of a promotion diminish? Will I ever achieve a work-life balance? Often the biggest question of all is...
When is the right time in my career to start a family?
A challenging question to answer and a question only you can answer. You have to do what is right for you in the circumstances taking into account practical, financial and emotional considerations.
As you think about your answer, here are some links to recent articles on the subject that you may find interesting.·
- Women delay careers to have children. According to research by the London School of Economics, women are putting off their career to have children. The article states that the proportion of women born between 1985 and 1994 in the work place is lower than those born 10 years earlier. Would you want to delay your career to have children?
- The public want William and Kate to return to royal duties. According to YouGov research for the Sunday
Times, the public think the Duke and Duchess should return to duties soon
rather than giving up time to spend with their baby. When would you want to return to work after
having a baby?
- When is the right time in my career to have a baby? An article that discusses whether there is ever a good time to have children.
Remember, although these articles may give some thought on the subject, it is ultimately your decision.