For some people, even today, having children means the end of their working lives as they knew them before. For those who can afford to, it’s great to have the option of focusing on bringing up children full time, although in reality the majority of people do have to think about going back to work and continuing their career path. This can be tricky, but there are things you can do that will help you tackle it step by step.
Firstly, of course it’s necessary to decide when to take the plunge. For many parents, it’s difficult to say when it might be a good time to return to work, and you almost certainly wouldn’t know for sure until you start the experience of parenthood for yourself. Taking care of children is generally unpredictable, but it does generally require some balance and consistency, whatever you choose to do. Once you have achieved this and you have a sensible plan for taking care of your children while managing a career, you can start planning. (more…)