Navigating Work & Family PNW 556

Navigating Work and Family
was developed to support working families in the decisions they face about family life. The series of 10 handouts can be a useful resource for schools, social service and counseling centers, parent information centers, early childhood centers, and work settings.


Click on the links below to view individual pages from this publication in pdf format. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader. You can access the publication in two ways:


Covers (front and back)
Introductory Letter from the Author
Table of Contents


    1. Caring for Yourself
    2. Childcare: Linger and Learn
    3. Working Together
    4. Limits and Choices
    5. Television and Your Family
    6. Connecting with Kids
    7. Family Talk
    8. Family Reading Time
    9. Children’s Feelings
    10. Keeping in Touch with School
2. Download the entire publication in one pdf file. (Right-click, or click and hold if your mouse has only one button, on the link to the pdf document. Then, once a menu pops up, select "Save This Link As..." (Netscape) or "Download Link to Disk" (Internet Explorer) and save the pdf document to your hard drive. Once it's saved just double-click on the file and it should open up in Acrobat Reader). Also available in Spanish (PNW 556-S).


To order additional copies of Navigating Work and Family (PNW 556), contact any of these distribution centers:
In Idaho:
Agricultural Publications
University of Idaho
P.O. Box 442240
Moscow, ID 83844-2240
Tel. 208-885-7982
Fax 208-885-4648
In Oregon:
Publication Orders
Extension & Station Communications
Oregon State University
422 Kerr Administration
Corvallis, OR 97331-2119
Tel. 541-737-2513
Fax 541-737-0817
In Washington:
Bulletin Office
Cooperative Extension
Washington State University
P.O. Box 645912
Pullman,WA 99164-5912
Tel. 509-335-2857 or
Toll-free 1-800-723-1763
Fax 509-335-3006


Pacific Northwest extension publications are produced cooperatively by the three Pacific Northwest land-grant universities: the University of Idaho,Oregon State University, and Washington State University. Similar crops, climate, and topography create a natural geographic unit that crosses state lines. Since 1949, the PNW program has published more than 550 titles, preventing duplication of effort, broadening the availability of faculty specialists, and substantially reducing costs for the participating states. Published and distributed in furtherance of the Acts of Congress of May 8 and June 30, 1914, by the University of Idaho Cooperative Extension System, the Oregon State University Extension Service,Washington State University Cooperative Extension, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. The three participating Extension services provide equal opportunity in education and employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, or status as a Vietnam-era veteran as required by state and federal laws. University of Idaho Extension, Oregon State University Extension Service, and Washington State University Cooperative Extension are Equal Opportunity Employers.

A Pacific Northwest Extension Publication
University of Idaho • Oregon State University • Washington State University
December 2002