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    dh and i were talking and he thinks men should get maternity leave as well if they take time off to look after kids and to help settle in with baby when we come home i see his point why should they be forst have to take hollidays for that

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    Yes men should get PATERNITY leave. If they work in a respected company they often let the new dad take time off. My DH's work let him take 2 weeks off.

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    i think its jus as important for guys to have the oppertunity too, as long as they do the job of taking care of bubs properly then i'd be all for it

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    Pot-ay-to, pot-ah-to ... at my husband's workplace, they call it "partner leave"

    Yes, I think it should be standard practice in all jobs.

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    my dh got 2 days paternity leave. then he just used his holidays to be with me and bubs for 2 weeks. his work also have days that parents can take called family days - kinda like sick leave but without a dr's cert for him. it comes in handy when i need to take bubs for her needles.

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    My DH got 15 days patenity leave which was fantastic!

    Some workplaces now offer 'parental leave' which basically means that either the mum or dad takes the offered "yearly" leave - it gives you the choice of whether mum or dad becomes the primary caretaker. Excellent me thinks!

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    My husband works as a public servant for the state govt and got 1 weeks paternity leave when DD was born, however he did take another 2 weeks annual leave.
    I think personally that men should be entitled to 6 weeks paid paternity leave a year and women should get 6 mths paid maternity leave (so they could take it for 12 mths at half pay)!!

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    My DP got 2 weeks parental leave when Eloise was born. And I think in the award that he was under, 'maternity' leave was called parental leave and it was for the primary caregiver.

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    DP was allowed one week's unpaid paternity leave, but he has so much annual leave he just took two week's of that.

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    A lot of the bigger companies do offer that. Dp had some time off but i couldn't wait to get rid of him to be honest.


 

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