Some countries offer paternity leave, some don’t to any extent worth mentioning. But even if paternity leave is a possibility not all men take it. I guess it might be a cultural thing sometimes and sometimes it is the money or the career.Or Mom really wanting more than dad to stay at home.
How about you? If your employer or the law of your country would offer you paternity leave, would you take it? Why? Why not?
To Go On Paternity Leave Or Not…
More and more research has confirmed what we already know in our hearts; dads matter too. You can read about the importance of father involvement here. Of course, paternity leave is certainly not the only way and, even more, not the only time to be involved in our kids as dads. But research also indicates that the first few years in a child’s life are very important for their bonding and relationships. So paternity leave is a great way to bond and be present during those important first years.
No matter how you voted, please share your reasons and your thoughts on whether to go on paternity leave or not and why by leaving a comment below.