Paternity leave

September 21, 2008 6:51am CST
Hey guys, don't you guys think that we, i mean husbands, deserve to have paternity leave? Wives of course have theirs.
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@sudalunts (5526)
• United States
21 Sep 08
I see nothing wrong with father's having paternity leaves. The mothers could use all the help they can get, running errands, doing laundry, keeping the house clean, preparing meals, vacuuming etc. All of this can then be done by the fathers, while the mother tends to the baby. As long as the fathers ared doing things to help in the household I think it is a good idea. If the fathers are going to use this time for their own selfish reasons, then I think it is not a good idea. For the record, I am a female.
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• Philippines
4 Oct 08
Our company is giving 7 days of Paternity leave before or after the delivery of your legal wife.I think every company should give their employee's a paternity leave.
@rkrish (3003)
• India
1 Oct 08
Hi sream, i availed that 5 days of leave in my company and really we need to make out that as we are deserved. And we need to spend some time with our wife and new born kid too. its the most happiest moments and we need to be there as a strong companion to our beloved
@mr_mlk (364)
26 Sep 08
In the UK I think you get 2 or so weeks on stationary paternity pay (~£100 about$180, but this can be more depending on the company, mine gave me full pay) and you can swap your wife's maternity leave for you to have paternity. This came about a few weeks after my daughter was born, I simply took all my holiday at the same time. :) Best month and a bit ever.
@bowtieguy (5917)
• United States
22 Sep 08
I never got maternity leave when my wife was pregnant with both of my sons. It would have been great if I did so I could have been there to help them settle in, she was able to get her mom to come over for awhile. I do think guys should get sometime at least 2 weeks or something to help out with things.
@madasp (563)
• United States
21 Sep 08
well I'm not a guy,but YES I absolutly think fathers should be entitled to PAID paternity leave. We are expecting our 4th child in a few weeks and he'll come cesarean so it would be great to have my husband be able to stay home for a few weeks and help me out. Of course his company does allow him to take a few days off, but they are not paid and who can afford that with a new baby in the house.