By Dorie Clark
For almost every professional, there are times when your career path deviates from what you might have hoped — for instance, a layoff, reassignment, relocation, or the need to take time off for health issues or caregiving. The pandemic, of course, has compounded the situation, especially for working parents, who may be facing multiple stressors at once.
In the short term, the situation is clear: If you or your spouse has lost your job, you need to earn income. If in-person schooling isn’t an option, someone has to stay home with the kids and supervise virtual learning. And if you’re the primary caregiver to children or other family members, you need to ensure you have the flexibility to handle any situation at home that comes your way.
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