Tips for balancing work and family

Songwriter and producer Desmond Child discusses finding balance between a demanding career and fatherhood
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Tips for balancing work and family

We're a two dad family. And I'm the bread-winner. And my partner is the homemaker. And it's very important that I'm not working all the time, because you can't multi-task parenting or being with your child. And it's so easy to be with your child and want to look at your texts, or check your email at the same time. And that's not the best that you can give them. And so I've had to make rules for myself, not to bring the phone to the table or my computer, so I can be really present. You can't multi-task being a parent. There has to be a balance between fulfilling your own dreams and being there for your child, because your child has to see you go for your dreams, and have dreams, and work hard for them.

Songwriter and producer Desmond Child discusses finding balance between a demanding career and fatherhood


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Desmond Child

Songwriter & Producer

For nearly 4 decades, songwriter/producer Desmond Child has reigned as one of music’s most successful creative forces.  His list of accolades includes Grammy awards, 70 Top 50 singles, and songs that have sold over 300 million albums worldwide.  Child’s career has been highlighted by a stunning array of diversity from Bon Jovi and Aerosmith to Ricky Martin, Alice Cooper, KISS and Katy Perry.   Despite having worked for nearly 40 years as a writer, producer, and artist, Child remains energized and enthusiastic.  TWO: The Story of Roman and Nyro documents the 12-year journey of Desmond and his lifelong partner of 24 years, Curtis Shaw, and the extraordinary way they met and connected with Angela Whittaker, the woman who would carry their twin sons, Roman and Nyro, into the world.  From preconception through the boy’s first 10 years, TWO is the personal and powerful story of these unique individuals whose lives become inextricably woven together in magical and unexpected ways.  TWO is a testament to the universal power and ultimate triumph of love – that it is love that makes a family, affirming that modern families may be modern in their making, but timelessly human at their core.


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