Going back to work after staying home to raise children can be very rewarding, but it can also cause feelings of uneasiness, stress, and guilt. Mothers are constantly asking themselves questions that seem unanswerable: How can I be the best parent? If I take time off to stay home with my kids, will I be able to go back to work? What if I decide to keep working? Could I work part-time and have the best of both worlds? Which choice will bring me the most happiness? Author, therapist, and life coach, Diane Lang, knows how difficult the transition from full-time mother to part-time worker can be. She made the decision to go back to work part-time, not long after the birth of her own daughter. It was that experience that made her realize how much smoother the transition could have been with a little advice and coaching from someone who's been there. That's why she wrote the book Baby Steps: The Path from Motherhood to Career, Reentering the workforce after staying home with children. She wanted to help other mothers through the decisions and the steps from motherhood to career. As a mother, herself, Ms. Lang realizes that time is a precious commodity. That's why Baby Steps is written to be brief, simple, and to the point. The easy-to-use handbook style allows readers to skim the pages to find what they are looking for. The book can be easily read in between changing diapers, cooking dinner, and looking through the classified ads. The book is a reference guide and journal, with tips, guidance, and questions for reflection. Ms. Lang takes moms through the steps toward making a decision about whether going back to work is right for them. Then she provides helpful information and strategies to help mothers succeed. There is advice on updating skills, dressing for success, brushing up on interviewing skills, and creating a winning resume, cover letter, and thank you note. Templates and additional resources are also provided to help get new job searchers started. An appendix at the back of the book provides employment ideas and opportunities for mothers who want to reenter the workplace.
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Diane Lang has an M.A. in Counseling and a B.A. in Liberal Arts from the New York Institute of Technology. Ms. Lang currently works as a therapist at Universal Institute in Livingston, NJ, where she provides therapy to patients with traumatic brain injuries and substance abuse issues, and she has been employed at various colleges in New Jersey both as an Adjunct Professor and as a Chairperson in her field of Psychology. She also works as a therapist and life coach in the New York and New Jersey areas. Recently, Ms. Lang made her debut as the therapist for ourprisoner.com, a reality based Internet show, where she has weekly sessions with the prisoner dealing with identity, insecurity and food issues, as well as emotional abuse problems. She has also served as host of Generation X-tinct, Absolute Fitness, various educational videos, and has been a radio show guest expert on relationships. For current information on appearances and bookings, visit her website at dlcounseling.com.
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Book Description Bent Tree Press, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG1602500614