Episode 3: Paternity Leave

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Dads have a choice to make when they welcome a new child to the world… stay home or not. Unfortunately our society doesn’t see staying home as important. Most employers don’t even offer paid time off for moms. Even fewer offer it for dads. It turns out though that there are huge benefits to staying home. Not only does it help dad bond with his new baby, it helps mom too. Dr. Richard Petts from Ball State University shares the findings of his study on paternity leave and talks about how dads can find ways to have a bigger impact at home.

About the author, James

Thank you for joining me for the Positively Dad journey! My name is James Shaw and I'm a husband and father. I live in the Tampa Bay area with my wife, Terri and our young daughter, Naomi. The goal with Positively Dad for us to think, learn and grow. It's easy to get caught up in the day to day and miss opportunities to become amazing fathers. I trust that the conversations we have on Positively Dad will help you see that fatherhood is truly a journey and that we are better together than figuring it all out on our own.

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