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Ask the Children
The Breakthrough Study That Reveals How to Succeed at Work and Parenting

By Ellen Galinsky
President of Families and Work Institute

Now Available in Hardcover and Paperback

Paperback, $14.00

Click here for more information and to order this book.

Ask the Children makes a great gift. Volume discounts available.


Reviewers agreeAsk the Children is an important new tool for all parents:

"This important book makes it clear that children have accepted the changes in work and family life today.... It emphasizes how important it is to share your work with your child."

T.Berry Brazelton, M.D.

"[A] landmark study�a useful resource that provides a new framework and practical suggestions from which we can understand and tackle the difficulties that come along with work and family. With this basis for understanding just how our work affects our children, the so-called "balance" between work and family begins to appear a little more manageable than ever before."
Barnes and Noble Review

"Galinsky�has a new book�which does something no combatant in the generation-long mommy wars has ever bothered to do: It lets the children speak�.Galinsky�said that [when people call in on talk shows], she hears from them a sense of recognition. And appreciation for a book that discovers that kids and fathers are part of working families, too."
Marie Cocco, Newsday

You may have heard about the important and surprising findings in Ask the Children, but did you know that it also contains 45 pages of parenting tips? Purchase Ask the Children and discover author and renowned parenting expert Ellen Galinsky's

  • 12 Important Tips for Raising Children Well
  • Tips for Navigating the Transitions from Home to Work and from Work to Home
  • Tips for Talking to Children About Work and Family Life

You will also learn the 10 messages kids want to send the working parents of America.

The findings in Ask the Children support the ongoing work of the Families and Work Institute in Community Mobilization, Fatherhood, and the National Study of the Changing Workforce. Explore the many sections of our ever-growing Web site.

Go to our Publications Section to order books and other multimedia products, and find press releases in our Press Room. You can also support our work by becoming a Friend of FWI. Be sure to come back, as our site is updated regularly!


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