parenthood http://kalw.org en Youth Radio: Learning to accept my father, flaws and all http://kalw.org/post/youth-radio-learning-accept-my-father-flaws-and-all <p><br />&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><em>Editor's note: The author's last name has been withheld for privacy reasons.</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When I was nine, my father started coming home late at night. He would walk through the door like nothing was wrong. But I knew something was. My mother would shout uncontrollably at him, and even threaten divorce. But these were empty words - my mother couldn’t afford to get a divorce, nor was it socially acceptable in Chinese culture.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 28 May 2014 01:49:00 +0000 Scott L. 44388 at http://kalw.org Youth Radio: Learning to accept my father, flaws and all A father reflects on the daily realities of parenting as a team http://kalw.org/post/father-reflects-daily-realities-parenting-team <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Living a balanced life requires an early morning for </span>KALW's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> executive news editor Ben </span>Trefny<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. It takes getting up before </span>6am<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to prepare lunch, and then breakfast, for his family, and that's just the start. In this commentary, he reflects upon the efforts he and his working wife make to give what they want to their kids and to each other.</span></p><p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 01:17:58 +0000 Ben Trefny 38975 at http://kalw.org A father reflects on the daily realities of parenting as a team Why working parents should strive for 50/50 partnership http://kalw.org/post/why-working-parents-should-strive-5050-partnership <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Joanna </span>Strober<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is co-author of&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Getting to 50 50: How Working Parents Can Have it All</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">by Sharing it All</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. She and her co-author Sharon </span>Meers<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> are both working parents in the Bay Area, and they set out to write a guide for couples on how to share the work of parenting while prioritizing both of their careers. &nbsp;</span>Strober<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> spoke with </span>KALW’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Hana<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Baba about what inspired her and </span>Meers<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to write this book.</span></p><p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 01:17:56 +0000 Hana Baba 38953 at http://kalw.org Why working parents should strive for 50/50 partnership Today on Your Call: How do parents make decisions about pregnancy and childbirth? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-how-do-parents-make-decisions-about-pregnancy-and-childbirth <p></p><p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 07:00:00 +0000 Ali Budner 25889 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: How do parents make decisions about pregnancy and childbirth?