iOS app Android app

Paternity Leave

16 Dads, 16 Different Paternity Leaves

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 08.18.2014 | Parents
Scott Behson, PhD

I asked a group of fathers to share the stories of their paternity leaves (or lack thereof). A few had very supportive employers with generous policies, some had nightmare situations that led to them find employment elsewhere, and most were unsupported and left to rely on their accumulated time off.

Why Some Wonkish New Parental Leave Rules Gladden My Heart

Robin Hardman | Posted 07.30.2014 | Parents
Robin Hardman

for those who believe that parental leave, for every sex, is good for everyone, it's not yet time to break out the champagne.

4 Ways My 'Paternity Leave' Shaped Me As A Father And Strengthened My Family

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents
Scott Behson, PhD

My paternity leave fundamentally shaped me as a person, parent and spouse, and I believe it contributed to the strength and resiliency of my family. I wish all fathers and families had the same opportunity.

Here's Why Family Leave Is A Huge Deal For New Parents

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents

The average age at which working Americans now expect to retire is 66. Assuming many of them start working in their late teens or early 20s, that mean...

EEOC: Parity for Maternity and Paternity Leave

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 09.14.2014 | Business
Scott Behson, PhD

The EEOC issued its new guidance on parental leave today. In it, they lay the basis for parity between company-offered maternity and paternity leave. ...

Here Are The Worst States For Working Parents

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 07.08.2014 | Parents

What do Arizona, Michigan, and Georgia have in common? A grim situation for working parents. Following up on its 2005 and 2012 reports, The Nationa...

Work, Family and the White House

Brad Harrington | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business
Brad Harrington

Over the past several weeks, the Boston College Center for Work & Family has had the privilege of participating in two events sponsored by the White H...

Labor Secretary Thomas Perez Advocates For Paid Family Leave

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

The United States is one of only four countries without paid family leave, and Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez wants to change that. In an intervie...

Sam Stein

White House Reveals Family Leave Policy

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Last week, the Obama administration hosted a forum on working fathers intended to spotlight the need for family friendly policies at wor...

A Milestone For America's Dads

Dana H. Glazer | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Dana H. Glazer

There are a few days that I think of as high points in my life and being invited to play a clip of my documentary, The Evolution of Dad, at the White House Working Dads Summit on Monday certainly stands among them.

The One Thing That Would Help New Dads Become Better Fathers

Jeff Bogle | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Jeff Bogle

It's simple, really. There's one thing that would help new dads become better fathers: Paternity Leave.

7 Things I Know After My Paternity Leave

Michael Kress | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Michael Kress

The experience was, not surprisingly, as much -- or more -- about my older kids as it was about the baby.

We Need to Start Giving Stay-at-Home Dads More Credit

AskMen.com | Posted 08.10.2014 | Parents
AskMen.com

Involved fatherhood is and should be considered completely normal. Yet, until very recently, involved dads have been alternately ignored or overly celebrated as doing something exceptional.

"What About the Men? They Need Life Outside of Work, Too"

Karyn Twaronite | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business
Karyn Twaronite

In short, the workplace is changing and men experience many of the same work-life conflicts as women.

Striking Out on One Pitch

Doyin Richards | Posted 06.05.2014 | Parents
Doyin Richards

This shouldn't be viewed as extraordinary behavior for a dad. It should be ordinary. Hopefully he'll open up the doors for other professional athletes to follow his lead.

To the Critics of Daniel Murphy's Paternity Leave

Tony Posnanski | Posted 06.04.2014 | Parents
Tony Posnanski

My wife went through labor and then hours later had an emergency C-section. It is funny how you both consider a C-section a quick "pop a baby out and have dinner after." It is major surgery. There is a lot of recovery.

To The Commentators Who Slammed Paternity Leave

Josh Levs | Posted 06.04.2014 | Parents
Josh Levs

It isn't too late for you to join the modern world. You can open your minds and learn. Reach out to me or to millions of other dads who can set you straight. In 2014, that would be the manly thing to do.

8 Things Mike Francesa, Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton Should Know About Paternity Leave

Kim Simon | Posted 06.04.2014 | Parents
Kim Simon

Would you expect baseball players to play well without a coach? Without fans? Then why would you ask Mrs. Murphy to play the biggest game of her career by herself?

Say It Ain't So, Boomer!

Brad Harrington | Posted 06.04.2014 | Sports
Brad Harrington

It would be impossible to have displayed more of a tin ear than Francesa did with his repeated calls for the good old days when men's role was to hand out cigars and get back to the office. It seemed that every father that called in to his show to offer a different perspective only sent Francesa further into his downward spiral.

MLB Player Fires Back At Paternity Leave Critics

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 06.03.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Daniel Murphy is proud he put fatherhood ahead of baseball, and New York Mets manager Terry Collins thinks criticism his second base...

Paid Family Leave Law Long Overdue

Tom Nides | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Tom Nides

As a father of two in a family where both parents work outside the home, I know how difficult it is to be both a good parent and a good worker. The good news is that the FAMILY Act would be low cost for employers and employees.This policy is not just good for families and businesses -- it also makes economic sense.

Taking a Stand for Paternity Leave Equity

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Scott Behson, PhD

It is reasonable that new mothers get a somewhat more generous parental leave policy than new dads. However, it is difficult to make a fair, rational case for a 500 percent difference in the length of maternity and paternity leaves.

Lisa Belkin

The Only Argument For Paid Maternity Leave: 'Because It Is Right'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lisa Belkin | Posted 11.07.2013 | Parents

It was a small study in an academic journal, but the website Quartz saw something larger. “The Economic Case Against Extended Maternity Leave,” op...

The Mom Wars Conspiracy

Toni Nagy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Toni Nagy

We can point fingers and argue over the biological realities and psychological influences, but that is missing the point. Moms and dads feel inadequate, as it were only their fault that they can't be two in places at one time, when in reality, they are dealing with a systemic problem.

Paternity Leave Is Good for Kids, Too!

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 12.25.2013 | Parents
Scott Behson, PhD

While government and corporate policies (or lack of policies) often make if difficult and financially challenging for fathers to spend any significant time off with their newborn children, it is nonetheless a clear opportunity missed for the fathers.