Curious about parental leave for fathers but not sure what we're talking about?
Learn the basics.
Parental Leave Is....
... taken by only a fraction of working men.
Across Europe, Canada and the US, less than 10% of eligible new fathers take parental leave. That's sad.
... not the same thing as paternity leave.
Parental leave is commonly defined as a period of longer-term leave that allows a parent to look after a young child after maternity and paternity leave has finished.
... a financial investment in the health and well-being of your family. But, it won't cost as much as you think.
Parental leave is at least partially-paid in most cases, reducing the financial cost for you and your family.
... proven to improve the health and well-being of your child.
Father involvement is linked to improved health outcomes for babies as well as a wide range of positive longer-term impacts including increased sociability, confidence, self-control, academic performance and psychological stability.