What’s not to like about paternity leave? So-called “daddy days” offer precious time to bond with a new baby, cement new household routines, and lay the foundation of a family’s life.
But what happens when paternity leave ends? Dad returns to a workplace where the norm of the ideal worker is one who is dedicated, unencumbered, and happy to work long, inflexible hours. And often the family defaults to an arrangement where mom shoulders the baby’s needs – especially if she’s still at home – despite dad’s effort during paternity leave.
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