Scott Behson provides coping skills for working dads during divorce.

Dangers Working Dads Face During Divorce

Dr. Scott Behson joins the show. Scott is a professor of management at Fairleigh Dickinson University, a national expert in work and family issues. Scott founded and runs the popular blog, “Fathers, Work, and Family,” dedicated to helping working fathers and encouraging more supportive workplaces. Scott talks to us about:

  • The challenges that divorcing working dads have and what to do about them.
  • The secret downside of being perceived as an involved dad at work.
  • How to negotiate with your work place in order to spend more time with your kids.
  • The danger of violating the “working guy code” by being a good dad.
  • How workplace flexibility increases efficiency.
  • The biggest misconceptions about working dads.
  • The changing issues dads face as their children get older.
  • The biggest mistakes that dads make.
  • A great tip on how to stay connected with your kids.
  • The importance of building a good support network while divorcing.
  • How to use technology to stay in touch with your kids during divorce.
  • How to “Chunk Up” your time so that you bond with your child in a meaningful way.

Scott writes regularly for the Harvard Business Review Online, Huffington Post and the Good Men Project, and has also been published in TIME and The Wall Street Journal.

He’s the author of The Working Dad’s Survival Guide: How to Succeed at Work and at Home, a book providing advice and encouragement for working fathers, helping them to achieve success in their careers while also being the involved, loving dads they always wanted to be.

Scott has appeared on MSNBC, CBS This Morning, Fox News and Bloomberg Radio, as well as NPR’s Morning Edition, Radio Times and All Things Considered. His work has been featured in such outlets as the Atlantic, Esquire, The Globe and Mail, HLN’s Raising America, MSN Money,,, and

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