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What is dinnertime like at your house? Are you running one way while your kids are running the other way and your spouse is still at work? Are you emailing and texting at the table? Do you even make it home for dinner? If Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg can do it, you can do it too.
New research confirms what some of us have known for a long time - children who have dinner with their parents are healthier, happier, and better students. Robin Fox, an anthropology professor at Rutgers, says "if it were just about food, we would squirt it into their mouths with a tube. A meal is about civilizing children. It's about teaching them to be a member of their culture."
So how does Sheryl Sandberg manage to get home to civilize her children during dinner? She's re-defined what the workday means.
In this installment, we talk about workplace flexibility and how Sheryl Sandberg has re-defined the workday.
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