Parents must balance work responsibilities with being present for kids’ events.
Parents must balance work responsibilities with being present for kids’ events. Tim Bedison MCT
Parents must balance work responsibilities with being present for kids’ events. Tim Bedison MCT

How to balance kids’ disappointments with a parent’s schedule

April 25, 2016 07:00 AM

UPDATED April 25, 2016 03:40 PM

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