Should men get paternity leave from work?

United States
July 7, 2011 3:04pm CST
Do you think men should get a paternity leave from work? Should it matter if the mother is also taking a leave?
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• United States
7 Jul 11
Yes a father is just as important in the love of a child.If he wants to take time off from work he should be able too...
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• Leesburg, Georgia
7 Jul 11
I don't think they should. Well at least my husband didn't and I was glad. I don't know about anyone else but when he is home I have more work to do. Another person to feed, do laundry, clean up after, etc...With a newborn baby there it would have been a nightmare to have him home too! Geez, I had enough to do. He probably would have just slept so that wouldn't have been much help to me... Just saying.
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• United States
7 Jul 11
Yes I think men should be able to have paternity leave too when their wives have a baby. Maybe not as long of a leave as the woman would get, but at least a couple of days. It is so hard for a woman the first couple of days after she brings her newborn home from the hospital. Most women suffer from a type of depression they get when having a baby, so more then ever they could use the help of their husbands. So in answer to your question: Yes, men should be allowed to have at least a few days off for paternity leave as well.
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@dodo19 (42558)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
8 Jul 11
I certainly think that they should. They have the right to take paternity leave, in order spend time with their kids if they want to do so. No, dads don't HAVE to take the paternity leave, if they would prefer not to, or don't want to. I don't think that it's necessarily mandatory, but it should be available to them, just in case they do want to use some of it.
• United States
7 Jul 11
If he still will get pay I think it should happen. This way the wife could have some extra help during the new change in her life. The father could use this time to bond with his child.
@nezavisima (7411)
• Bulgaria
7 Jul 11
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