Workingmums.co.uk responds to new research showing children of working mums are less healthy than those of non-working mums.
New research from the Institute of Child Health on 12,500 five year olds shows that children of working mums are more likely to drink fizzy drinks and do less exercise than children of mums who don’t work. This is Workingmums.co.uk’s response:
"Working mums tend to be the focus of a lot of controversial and often conflicting research. What this research highlights is a need for a better understanding of the issues they face, including greater flexibility around their working lives so they can balance their many responsibilities. In many instances, it is a necessity that mums work, even more so since the recession. However, most enjoy working and this provides huge benefits health wise to all the family.
"Workingmums.co.uk is the UK’s number one site for professional working mothers, over 100,000 women visit the site each month looking for flexible opportunities. These are skilled professionals with lot to offer employers.
They just need a little flexibility to make it easier for them to balance their work and family responsibilities. This could be as simple as starting half an hour later and making this up at the end of the day or at lunch time
so they can walk their children to school."