Some Companies Allowing Kids in Office Anytime

A growing number of small businesses seem to be implementing unconventional family-friendly rules.
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parenting trend that caught our eye. Saw it in "The New York times." Working parents who bring their kids to work every day and not just for an hour, we're talking 9:00 to 5:00, not just to the day-care center but right in their office. Even into meetings. Mara schiavocampo explains. Reporter: Kids can be a handful at the office. But now more and more companies are bringing wee ones to work. Lots of play space. This isn't a day care. It's an office. Hi. Hi. Founded by moms, brandstyle communications has a relaxed policy about office offspring. Employees can bring their kids in any time for any reason. This is a very serious business. We work with fortune 500 companies and we make time for our kids here. Reporter: Petroff's children pop in several times a week for a quick fix of quality time in the middle of a long workday. A growing number of small businesses mostly in creative industries seem to be implementing unconventional family-friendly office rules. Does it help you be able to contribute more here at work? Absolutely it helps us so much. Reporter: And it's not just mom. Dad of two Darren Paul is the co-founder of night agency. He says having little ones around is actually good for business. Yeah, we really feel that creating an extension of the family in the workplace is a very valuable way to develop richer relationships. Reporter: But kids will be kids and can have tantrums and like we saw -- Hi, buddy. Reporter: With that adorable interruption during our interview they need quite a bit of attention. It can but not always but can be hard to concentrate with a child sitting right there. That can certainly be distracting and have a counter effect. Reporter: But for these parents it's a welcome distraction. Having your kids in the office is like our coffee break. Reporter: I like that. Great. Reporter: For "Good morning America," Mara schiavocampo, ABC news, New York. All right, so now the results of our "Gma" flash poll, we asked what do you think? Is it okay to bring a child to work every day? Here's what you said, only 6% of you said yes. 94% think not so much. It's an everyday thing. Bring them in every once in a while. It's fun every now and then but it is distracting because it's mommy, mommy, mommy. I love them but, you know, at work -- I love when you bring your kids -- I love when you come to my

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