The Working Dad’s Survival Guide

The Working Dad’s Survival Guide: How to Succeed at Work and at Home by Scott Behson, PhD, is the first book of its kind- advice and encouragement for working fathers, helping them to achieve success in their careers while also being the involved, loving dads they always wanted to be.

Written from the unique perspective of a busy working dad who also happens to be a national expert in work-family issues, The Working Dad’s Survival Guide helps dads understand they are not alone, and offers a series of concrete time and life management strategies that enable them to succeed in their careers while also being present, involved fathers.

If you’re like most dads, you’re facing an impossible tug of war between work and home. My advice? Read this book. In this smart, charming, and actionable guide, Scott Behson offers a practical toolkit for thriving in both domains. You’ll discover how to make family time more memorable, how to negotiate more flexibility with your boss, and why you should pack at least one stuffed animal on every business trip. Behson is the rare writer who can communicate everything you need to know, while making you feel like you’re just chatting over a beer with a good friend at a barbeque.

Ron Friedman, Ph.D., author of The Best Place to Work: The Art and Science of Creating an Extraordinary Workplace

Cheers to Scott Behson for providing the 21st century working dad a roadmap for career and parenting success.

Matt Schneider and Lance Somerfeld, Co-Founders, City Dads Group

I wish I had this book when I was taking heat in the corporate world for being an active parent. The suggestions and exercises would have made a big difference, to both support the choices I was making, and help me build a community of other working dads so I would not feel alone.

Greg Marcus, author of Busting Your Corporate Idol

He not only clearly shows the conflicts faced by many working dads, but he also provides actionable advice that will help dads find better solutions at work and at home. The stories, exercises, and concrete tips Scott offers in The Working Dad’s Survival Guide bring clarity, focus, and motivation for readers to tackle these issues in their own lives.

Sara Sutton Fell, CEO of Flexjobs

Behson’s book provides valuable, concise, practical information that will help so many dads balance their work and family lives.

Hogan Hilling, author of Dads Behaving Dadly

Scott’s recommended tools and strategies will not only help fathers but also ultimately help all parents find common ground and solutions to succeed at work and at home.

Emma Plumb, 1 Million for Work Flexibility

Scott Behson is THE work-life balance dude

Dave Lesser, blogger, Amateur Idiot, Professional Dad

Scott Behson is my go-to authority on all things work/dad.

Jeff Tepper, blogger, Ay Yo, Be a Father

I’m not saying you HAVE to follow @ScottBehson on twitter. I’m just saying you want to.

John Kinnear, blogger, Ask Your Dad Blog