About Scott Behson

Scott Behson is a Professor of Management at Fairleigh Dickinson Scott Behson is a Professor of Management at Fairleigh Dickinson University, a busy involved dad, and the author ofThe Working Dad’s Survival Guide: How to Succeed at Work and at Home, the Amazon #1 best-seller helping dads achieve better work-life balance. He runs thewww.FathersWorkandFamily.com blog, writes for Harvard Business Review, The Huffington Post, and Time, and has appeared on MSNBC, Fox, NBC and NPR. Scott was a speaker at the recent White House Summit for Working Families. He lives in Nyack, NY with his wife, Amy, and son, Nick. Contact him @ScottBehson on twitter.

Adam Laroche And His Son, The Good News From It All

The Adam LaRoche situation, even with its controversy, validates how far we’ve come in recognizing the importance of involved fatherhood. — Baseball and fatherhood are my two favorite topics, so when the curious case of Adam LaRoche and his fatherhood-related exit from the Chicago White Sox broke last week, some asked me for my thoughts. After […]

Two Things Dads Can’t Do As Well As Moms

Many think moms are better parents than dads. Scott Behson doesn’t agree, but he concedes that moms do these two things, that dads cannot do.

The Working Dad’s Survival Guide: The Importance of Being Present

Author Scott Behson shares an excerpt from his new book “The Working Dad’s Survival Guide,” in which he discusses how fathers should wish to be remembered by their children.

Leading By Example: How One CEO Dad Showed His Employees His Commitment to Work-Family Balance

Scott Behson shares an anecdote from the White House Summit on Working Families that suggests that corporate America is beginning to take work-life balance issues for parents more seriously.

Building Father-Child Memories That Last

Scott Behson spells out how parents can use the behavioral concept of the “availability bias” to help them build happy, lasting memories with their children.

Challenging the Notion That Single Mothers May Be Better Off Without Husbands

Two Fatherhood Advocates React to Slate XX’s “Just Say No: For White Working-Class Women, It Makes Sense to Stay Single Mothers”.

100 Words on Love: She Always Meets Me Halfway

It’s ten years later, and we’ve been meeting each other halfway ever since.

Why Mike Francesa, Boomer Esiason, and Craig Carton Are So Very Very Wrong About MLB Paternity Leave

A trio of sports radio pundits made awful comments in reaction to New York Mets’ Daniel Murphy’s recent paternity leave. Their ugly, ignorant remarks are a disgrace and need to be repudiated in the strongest possible terms

Hey Slacker Dad, Parent the Way You Want and Stop Being a Jerk About It

Scott Behson calls out an article defending traditional dads from the peer pressure of “50/50 dads” for unnecessarily insulting “involved” fathers and referring to them as “Wet Wipes”

Carl Crawford Leads Off

The Los Angeles Dodger began the 2014 season on paternity leave, making use of MLB’s forward-thinking policy. Scott Behson sees this as yet another reason to celebrate the beginning of a new baseball season.

Why One Father Supports Sheryl Sandberg’s “Ban Bossy” Campaign and Thinks You Should Too

The #BanBossy movement has sharply divided the opinions of fathers online, but Scott Behson believes that the campaign isn’t really about banning words—it’s about standing up for women

How Drivel Like Hanna Rosin’s “Men Are Obsolete” Harms Both Men and Women

Scott Behson doesn’t see the advancement of women as the degradation of men, and he thinks framing it that way is dangerous

Hacks With Hall of Fame Votes

The results of this year’s voting for the Baseball Hall of Fame will be announced Wednesday. Scott Behson says it’s a shame that some of the sportswriters with votes take that responsibility so lightly or, worse, wield it vindictively. Here he calls out two.

Hey Dads – This Christmas, Give the Gift of You

Scott Behson explains why, this Christmas, we should give our kids the opportunities to do more fun things with us.

Happy to Be So Wrong About the 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates

Scott Behson predicted another second half swoon for the Pirates. It takes a good man to admit when he’s wrong.

Joe Flacco and Hunter Mahan: Why They Both Made the Right Work-Family Decision

When it comes to work-family balance, Scott Behson won’t tell other dads what choices to make. Instead, when a dad is trying his best, Scott will support him