Do working parents have to feel pulled in two directions?

Sometimes working moms and dads can almost visualize the tug-of-war going on in their hearts. On one side are the cherished demands of parenthood, inviting them to shower their children with nurturing. On the other side are the demands of the work world, which provides something families can't do without: food, shelter, and clothing. So working parents sometimes feel caught in the middle—stretched and frayed.

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August 23, 1999

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