“A relational process, typically informal, between the parent and supervisor or parent and co-worker. The goal of the negotiation is to gain care response flexibility, especially for the unanticipated times in which the parent needs to leave work for a child-related crisis.” (Rosenzweig et al., 2008)

Rosenzweig, J.M., Barnett, R.C., Huffstutter, K.J., & Stewart, L. (2008). Work-life integration: History, theory, and strategy. In J.M. Rosenzweig & E.M. Brennan (Eds.), Work, life, and the mental health system of care: A guide for professionals supporting families of children with emotional or behavioral disorders. Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing Co.