Support for working parents needs to be tailored to their individual circumstances and what they want from their work and family life. That’s according to Virginia Herlihy, founder of How Do You Do It, an award-winning organisation that delivers in-house programmes to help employers support working parents.
She says there is no “silver bullet” for work-life balance. “Each parent has a different view of what success looks like. They have a unique footprint, but they face a lot of judgement from other people. Unless parents are clear about what is important for them they can feel guilty and swayed by others’ opinions.”