How Fathers Can Plan Their Paternity Leave


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Determine the Best Time to Take Your Leave. When it comes to determining when to take your paternity leave, start with a conversation with your partner. Some parents prefer to take their.

Federal guidelines require you to request leave 30 days before you plan to take it, but it may be best to give your boss even more notice. Consider discussing paternity leave with your. Employers should look for proactive ways to support soon-to-be dads, too, such as by limiting access to emails and setting expectations with teams. By creating realistic policies around paternity leave, employers signal that new fathers.

The Expanded Maternity Leave Act allows any female worker who will avail of maternity leave to transfer up to 7 of her 105 days of paid leave to the child’s father, whether they are married or not. A new study on the benefits of paternity leave is discussed. In an article published in the March issue of Social Forces, researchers Petts and Knoester examine the effects of fathers taking.

Fathers are allowed three days of family responsibility leave when a child is born, this is paid for by the employer. The new bill was said to allow fathers to take ten days paid leave. Plan early – for the sake of the home and the office, decide early when and how much paternity leave will be taken. This gives everyone the time to make sure it Decide who stays home when – some parents take leave together, and some stagger it to extend the time before the baby goes to daycare.

Most new or expecting fathers wish they could be more involved at the birth or adoption of a child, yet many working dads lack the paternity leave (the time off from work given to new fathers at the birth or adoption of their child) they need to be with their family, while others are offered only unpaid leave. Fun fact: You can break up your eight weeks of leave. You don’t have to take it all at once!

Citizenship and immigration status do not affect eligibility. If you’re still not sure, read more about Eligibility. September 6, 2019. Paternity leave benefits — those that provide time off for new fathers — vary across the globe.

In the U.S. there are no standard laws or guidelines for companies.

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Fathers may also claim additional paternity leave by taking some of the leave to which the mother would have been entitled.

“A Dictionary of Law” by Jonathan Law
from A Dictionary of Law
by Jonathan Law
OUP Oxford, 2018

If the father also takes at least two weeks of parental leave he gets two extra weeks of paternity leave, which he can have after the parental leave period.

“Starting Strong II Early Childhood Education and Care: Early Childhood Education and Care” by OECD
from Starting Strong II Early Childhood Education and Care: Early Childhood Education and Care
OECD Publishing, 2006

The other parent may be entitled to take time off equivalent to paternity leave and shared parental leave if he or she meets the relevant statutory criteria.

“Selwyn's Law of Employment” by Astra Emir
from Selwyn’s Law of Employment
by Astra Emir
Oxford University Press, 2016

Today’s fathers are also more likely than their predecessors to participate in their children’s births, to request paternity leave and flexible work schedules, to cut back on hours and pass up promotions in order to spend time with their kids.

“Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child” by John Mordechai Gottman, John Gottman, Joan Declaire, Daniel Goleman
from Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child
by John Mordechai Gottman, John Gottman, et. al.
Simon & Schuster, 1998

He can take either 1 week’s or 2 consecutive weeks’ paternity leave and during this time he may be entitled to SPP.

“Dimond's Legal Aspects of Nursing: A Definitive Guide to Law for Nurses” by Richard Griffith, Iwan Dowie
from Dimond’s Legal Aspects of Nursing: A Definitive Guide to Law for Nurses
by Richard Griffith, Iwan Dowie
Pearson Education Limited, 2019

The Paternity and Adoption Leave Regulations 2002 provides the father of the child with the right to take one or two weeks’ paid leave (although the two weeks’ leave must be taken consecutively) to be taken within 56 days of the child’s birth.

“Business Law” by James Marson, Katy Ferris
from Business Law
by James Marson, Katy Ferris
Oxford University Press, 2018

It applies to eligible mothers, fathers, and domestic partners, and allows UPSers to schedule vacation time, take consecutive discretionary days, or request unpaid leave through the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

“Big Brown: The Untold Story of UPS” by Greg Niemann
from Big Brown: The Untold Story of UPS
by Greg Niemann
Wiley, 2007

Paternity leave has benefits to both fathers and children.

“Psychology of Gender: Fifth Edition” by Vicki S. Helgeson
from Psychology of Gender: Fifth Edition
by Vicki S. Helgeson
Taylor & Francis, 2016

Statutory leave provision for fathers at the time of a child’s birth (paternity leave), or later, in the early years of a child’s life (parental leave), are significant policies to track in this regard.

“The Role of the Father in Child Development” by Michael E. Lamb
from The Role of the Father in Child Development
by Michael E. Lamb
Wiley, 2010

In the UK, fathers may be entitled to one or two weeks ordinary statutory paternity pay and up to 26 weeks paid additional paternity leave (but only if the mother returns to work); further details can be found online at GOV.UK.

“Fundamentals of Midwifery: A Textbook for Students” by Louise Lewis
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by Louise Lewis
Wiley, 2015

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  • All I ever see are online sources adamantly encouraging men to take parental leave. I’ve yet to hear anyone represent the other side of the story.

    I have taken 3 parental leaves of 9 months each. My employer doesn’t offer paid leave but in Canada we receive government benefits through the EI program. Unfortunately the payments top out at $550/week. As a high wage earner this doesn’t come close to what I make when I’m working. As a result my 3 leaves have cost me hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost potential earnings.

    My house could be paid off.
    I could have bought a business.
    I could have used that as a down payment on a million dollar apartment building.
    I could have put that money toward securing a financial future for my wife and children.


    I spend most of my time trying to distract myself from the fact that I’ve burned that much money to stay home to pour fruit loops into some little bowls and change some shitty diapers. I tell myself that leave has helped me to bond with my kids, but deep down I actually feel that it’s made me distracted, resentful, and hostile.

    I’m happy for the men who have had positive experiences, (as I say that’s all you can find online). All I can say is that my parental leaves have left me feeling, depressed, poor, listless, unmotivated, defeated. They have absolutely wreaked havoc on my mental health. I had never in my life experienced feelings of depression until I was on parental leave.

    I firmly believe that it is a fathers duty to provide for his family’s financial well-being. I take this mission very seriously. I feel that this modern role reversal where we are supposed to pretend that dads can do a moms job just as well as a woman and vice-versa, and that men and women are motivated by the same desires, to be nothing but a politically correct lie.

    You are fulfilling your biological prerogative by gathering resources for your family as has been understood by every society on the planet for tens of thousands of years. “Hey lemme just take a year off of hunting mastadon, my wife just had a baby”….said no cave-man ever. Yes I know that society is much different then it was back then but men are still biologically driven to the same fundamental ends as our ancestors. Gather resources. We ignore those motivating factors at our psychological and emotional peril.


    It’s not like you cease to exist just because you’ve gone to the office or the factory for a few hours.

    I have one male coworker who has also taken a leave. He regrets it for the same reasons I listed.

    Anyway, that’s what I’ve got to say. I know it’s not a popular opinion and I’m a greedy bastard and an uncaring Neanderthal etc etc. Whatever.

    I encourage men considering leave to realise that it may not be for them. If it is good for you, if it’s not, don’t feel bad because you’re not alone.

    Edit: I’m taking about 9 month leaves here gentlemen, 2 weeks is a different story, I would definitely take a two-week leave.

  • I just asked my supervisor about my gf being due soon & they told me how its usually 3 days i can take off.
    I know he’s bullshitting me but its stuff like this that makes me understand why people think that it will affect their work life.

  • I just finished up 10 days of pat leave. It was definitely too short. I could of used 10 more days. Good news is, I get 6 more weeks in 2019 by PFL in California. I’m looking forward to that. Your videos are inspirational Jason!

  • Im a soon to be dad. i feel lucky being in Australia, i get 2 weeks paid by the government (at national minimum wage) that can be taken any time in the first 12 months and any further leave i can use my accrued annual leave at work. All up i am looking at taking 8 weeks off fully paid

  • If you force companies to offer paid leave for pregnancy, then companies will hire ppl less likely to have children, they’ll have them fill out forms asking if they plan on having kids, and if they check yes, then they’re less likely to be hired in the first place.  

  • I work for Costco Wholesale here in the UK and they offer 2 weeks of paternity leave but the pay is really low whilst on paternity leave so I am saving money each month before my baby is born so I can afford to take the full 2 weeks.

    Thank you for your videos, they really help!

  • With my employer it’s basically either you take unpaid leave using the family leave act or you use up all your vacation, sick, personal time accumulated for a paid leave, which is what I’ll be doing. Still, that only gives me about a few weeks, would love more time than that. Another option that was given to me by my boss, who’s also a new Dad, was to work from home after the paid time off ran out. If your job is flexible like that, at least it’s something.

  • Due date coming up 10/2…no paternity leave at my company but I’m depleting my sick days and PTO. From what I’ve been hearing, this is a common practice in California. I’ll be looking to exercise Paid Family Leave in January, when I hit the 1 yr mark at my company.

  • Here in the us army they gave me 10 days of free paternity leave. And u still continue to get paid your salary without deductions

  • I only get 14, but that’s not enough by any means. I get paid, but still. I want to be there to connect for my babies, but I still have to support and help my wife

  • If you are given paid paternity leave, you should absolutely take it all. I wouldn’t advise taking many months off unpaid. If your employer provides paid paternity leave and they hold it against you later, just find another job. It’s not worth working in a job where they have no empathy for their employees.

  • Jason, another great video. honestly since I look up good dad videos on YouTube you’re channel. And now you are the person who is teaching me…… How to be the best first time parent I can be thank you and keep up the good work.

  • If parental leave is a long time and not manditory to be splitt equaly between the father and mother then the salary gap and lack of work opertunities for women will increase.
    I live in Sweden and we are on the way to finding a model that works realy well with 27% of board members in companies being women and I think this is due to the fact that men take 4-6 months off when a child is born in average (this do include leaders in the private sector as well).

    I like freedom of choice in life but in some cases it don’t work, manditory parental leave for the fathers solves the problems that ordinary maternity leave creates for women in the work life.
    In Sweden the father and mother HAVE to take 2 months leave (from 2016 it’s 3 months) or they forfit there salary for the 2 months and the rest of the 15 months the parents can splitt as they like.
    Here employers aren’t allowed to fire a woman for getting pregnant, nor can they ask anyone when hiring if they are planing to get children and during the pregnancy the workload has to be suted for a pregnant women or the risk hefty fines.

    These measures are in place to further equality between men and women in both work life.
    Without the manditory splitting of the leave and the laws regulating what the employer can ask and do ther whould be a much lower percentage of women in leading positions in the workplace.
    In many former eastern block European countrys no such regulation exists and therefore the percentage of women in leading positions are alot less so it’s not fair to include them in the statistics if you want to get the right model for comparison to the US model.

    These regulations in Sweden and the cap of 200$ per month and shild in daycare makes having children a real happy time and bonding between not just the child and the parents but also between the parents.:)

  • She can’t even make her own arguments, anymore.

    1.  They don’t want people to be incentivized to stay home with their kids.

    2.  They want two parent, nuclear families. 

  • I took the first 2 weeks off and now I have 3 months of full pay paternity that I’m gonna break up between appointments and when I’m needed at home also when we go on family vacation

  • Good work Derek!
    I’m glad I live in Sweden and so surprised that US still don’t have this. We have 480 days for each kid to stay home and 8weeks are locked for each parent and then we can divide it. For many friends is that the mom stay home first year for natural reasons the dads stay home around 6month.
    They major issue here is the I uneven salaries between men and women that leads to dads take out less. But I hope it changes cause it’s unfortunate long way to go to have equal pay.
    Oh right when we have our maternity and paternaty leave here in Sweden, we are covered plus we have the child support for the baby.

  • See, they should of let him stay home. Now they gotta fork out all this $$$ ��

    You mean, so that they wouldn’t have to pay out so much money lol

  • My husband took 9 months off when our first son was born and took 3 months off with our second. Employment insurance covers 55% of his pay and his employer (Canadian military) tops up the rest to 100% pay. It’s totally common for dads to take paternity leave here.