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The Best Reads on Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

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Yesterday was Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, an annual event when parents bring their children to their workplace, to expose them to professional life. Here are the best reads on the web:

  • What do your kids think you do for a living? The Huffington Post is collecting anecdotes from parents through Twitter. Tag your story with #kidsatwork, and you could be featured on the site. [The Huffington Post]



  • Take Our Daughters to Work began as a way for young girls to picture themselves in the workplace. How can we get girls to start picturing themselves as leaders as well? Jennifer Allyn suggests what we need now is "Take Our Daughters to the C-Suite Day ­- the offices occupied by corporate chiefs." [The Christian Science Monitor]


  • Lisa Belkin from The Huffington Post writes about the "real" value of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. She asks, if the jobs our children will hold will change drastically from our own, what is the purpose of this annual event? [The Huffington Post]


  • MSNBC wonders whether the recession has impacted parents' decision to take their kids to work today. With the Ms. Foundation heavily impacted financially operating at a quarter of its former budget, MSNBC hypothesizes that the annual event is becoming an exercise available only for children of privileged parents. [MSNBC]

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