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    Why dads aren’t taking up shared parental leave (but why we all should)
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Why dads aren’t taking up shared parental leave (but why we all should)

One of my greatest regrets since becoming a father was not taking shared parental leave when I had the chance. Like many new dads before me, not fully aware of what I was legally entitled to and worried about how a long stint off work might be perceived by my boss, I lumped for the standard two weeks paternity leave.…

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Who has the harder job? A working parent or the one who stays at home with the baby?

It doesn’t happen every day, but at the end of an exhausting week, it’s a debate that often takes place between knackered, emotionally-charged parents; who has the tougher job? The working parent or the one left at home with the baby? As a working parent myself, I have to admit…I do sometimes feel like I’ve drawn the short straw. Leaving…

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Tales of a Working Dad…trying to have it all

– Guest post from dad blogger Tom Cox from Unlikely Dad…A working dad. An adoptive dad. An LGBT dad. Not your ‘average’ dad, perhaps? – I’m a dad. I work full time. In a pretty demanding job. I get home and always take over bath and bedtime. I do as much as I can around the house. I try to…

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A Mr Men Guide to Paternity Leave

If you thought that paternity leave was merely an exercise in sleep deprivation, nappy changing and tea making, think again! As someone who has just completed two full-on weeks of parental leave, I’ve come to realise that the role that new dads play in this pivotal period is infinitely more than that. Which got me thinking. Which Mr Men characters can new dads…

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