The Perfect Father’s Day Gift? Paid Paternity Leave | Inc.com

by pregnancy journalist

Both my own experience and the numbers tell us that we would all be better off if the world looked different and paternity leave was both offered and taken as routine course of business. We’d have more money at home, better retention in the workplace and, most importantly, better outcomes for our children.

It wasn’t until many years later that I understood how unusual my parents’ arrangement was in the 1980s, when traditional gender roles were even more prevalent. I also didn’t understand until I became a parent myself how very lucky I was to have the time to bond with my father and to be raised with strong role models of all genders.

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