David* was working in a management consultancy when his first child, a daughter, was born. “My wife and I believed that we needed at least one parent at home to care for our child and since my work allowed for such flexibility, I decided to become the primary caregiver.” Another child followed some years later.
Striking a balance between work and parenthood proved a struggle at first. “I had to adjust my time for meeting with clients because when my children were little, it wasn’t about prioritising my time, but the babies’ time. And unavoidably, meetings would sometimes have to be rescheduled.
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