Daddies play an integral portion of creating a little baby. They are around for almost every part, but once the little munchkin has arrived, most dads have to head back to work. Mamas get sleepy, babies get cranky and everyone just wants a rest. In other industrial nations, men have a paid paternity leave comparable to maternity leave, but in the United States the paternity leave is not so great.
In the US, men have to choose to loose pay and be with their child or go back to work and be able to fully support their family. In other industrialized nations, no such compromise is necessary and in Sweden fathers are allowed up to 480 days of paternity leave. That is an eternity compared to American father’s 0 allotted days.
For the baby and for the tired mama, I feel that America should progress and allow their fathers to stay at home for a period of time. That will allow the mother to be well rested and the father to bond with his baby. Do you feel that men should be allowed paternity leave? [Via]