The idea of bringing children to work at least once a
day for the year has been around for several years. Despite that, it remains a
relevant tradition. There are plenty of reasons why several organizations
continue doing so.
Parents don’t have to worry about getting a
Each day, parents worry about having someone to look
after their children. There are days when sitters aren’t around, or classes are
canceled, and children can’t go to school. Even for only one day a year,
working parents don’t have to worry about their children. Not knowing who will
look after these children could worry the employees, and make them less productive.
They will also have a hard time focusing at work.
Children need to see an actual workplace
The problem with the educational system is that it is
mostly theoretical. Children go to school to learn from books and the internet
when there are real things and places for them to learn from. For instance,
instead of talking about jobs at school, children can learn how these jobs are
in an actual workplace. They can learn a lot even for a day. It also makes them
understand what you do each day instead of only hearing your stories.
You can inspire them
Some parents want their children to follow their
footsteps. The problem is that instead of convincing them to take a certain
path, they end up getting forced. If you let your children see what you do, it
doesn’t have to end up with compulsion anymore. Once they see what you do and they
get inspired, they might take the same path without being told. It feels
more special when you realize that your children saw what you do and decided to
take the same route.
You make them feel loved
There are times when children
don’t feel loved. They think you’re not proud of them because they’re not
as smart or as talented as other children. Bringing them to work and expressing
to your coworkers how proud you are of them will put an end to that
speculation. They won’t think that way anymore since you said loudly that
you’re proud, and in front of other people. You don’t have to brag about
individual accomplishments. Saying how proud you are of your children is more
Given these reasons, you have to make the most of the
opportunity to bring your children to work. It’s only a day, but it can have a
lifetime impact. During that day, you can also take the time to get to know the
children of your colleagues. Let them know that their parents love them and are
proud of them. If there are teenagers around, you have even more reasons to
extend a conversation. They might not like being there, but talking to them as
mature adults would help. This day could be chaotic due to children running
around, but it’s worth it.
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