Kylie lang

The Courier-Mail - QWeekend - - CONTENTS - Kylie Lang on Sun­day, to­mor­row in The Sun­day Mail

If you work in a high-pres­sure or leanly staffed en­vi­ron­ment, says jour­nal­ist Ryan Hef­fer­nan, most em­ploy­ers couldn't care less about your per­sonal is­sues. They might feign be­ing “fam­ily friendly” but they run a busi­ness, not a crèche. Newly sin­gle and sharing cus­tody of his one-year-old son, Hef­fer­nan found this out the hard way af­ter los­ing his job and los­ing him­self in a co-de­pen­dent re­la­tion­ship with booze, pills and pulling all-nighters. But Hef­fer­nan was able to turn his life around, and this week he shares his mov­ing ac­count of go­ing from dead­beat dad to (al­most) su­per­dad. It's a re­minder to all families of the power of pos­i­tive role mod­el­ling and that what kids want most is our time and mean­ing­ful at­ten­tion. They don't care what we've got go­ing on at work. They just want us. It can be a tough jug­gle, bal­anc­ing the needs of work and home, but suc­cess starts by look­ing af­ter our­selves.

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