In my approach to Transformative Parenting┬«, fostering positive, two-way communication between parent and baby is extremely important. Unfortunately, many parents find themselves needing to go back to work shortly after giving birth, and so miss out on this critical opportunity. In this very interesting piece on CNN, Michelle Wu, the president of the Boston City Council talks about her decision to take her baby to work with her. Let’s hope her example will empower more parents to keep their child with them during these early months of life, and increase workplace acceptance of infants accompanying their parents!

** Update Jan 9, 2018** New Jersey governor Chris Christie signed into law a bill requiring accommodations for mothers to breast feed or pump in the workplace. Good Job!

*** Update April 19th, 2018** Senator Tammy Duckworth brought her baby to work with her on the U.S. Senate floor!