Should Men Get Paternity Leave

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All United States employers should offer a paid paternity leave. According to the Society for Human Resource Management, "currently only about 12% of American companies offer paid paternity leave." Many U.S. companies only provide paid leave to salaried workers. In most cases, adoptive fathers do not get any time off at all. The United States is the only country with no national law to guarantee a paid leave for fathers. A paid paternity leave can be very beneficial.
The first few months of a child 's life are extremely crucial. Newborns require constant care and attention from both the mother and the father. "Paid parental leave can reduce infant mortality by as much as 10%," according to a 2011 study. With both parents being home, it increases the likelihood that they will get the proper doctor visits and vaccinations that the baby needs. Also, a study has shown that mothers who have the father home to help care for the baby have fewer depressive symptoms.
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According to CNN, "dads who took paternity leave of 10 days or longer were more involved with their children and with child care activities than men who took no leave." According to Psychology Today, "even from birth, children who have an involved father are more likely to be emotionally secure, be confident to explore their surroundings, and, as they grow older, have better social connections." It has been proven that children who have a close relationship with their father are more stable and confident than a child with little or no father figure in their life. Not to mention, being involved in your child 's life will more than likely benefit your
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