The role of a new dad has evolved, but there’s still a long way to go. Because although the benefits of paternity leave are well researched, many dads are not aware of the positive impact their paternity leave can have – on themselves, as well as their family.
Dads are a vital part of a child’s upbringing, and Dove Men+Care believes parental leave policy needs to be updated to reflect this. Uptake of paid family leave for fathers has increased in recent years, but there’s still pressure for guys to make a speedy return to work.
We’ve done our research, and the many benefits of paternity leave – boosting a dad’s confidence as a caregiver and improving the parents’ relationship, to name just two – make this a fundamental introduction to being a dad, that should be available to men everywhere.
To help you understand the benefits of paternity leave and get advice on how to approach yours, these resources offer useful information and experiences from dads around the world. Whether you’re a first-time dad or seasoned pro, explore below to find out how paid parental leave has worked for others – and how it could work for you.