The Importance of Fathers

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An expert on the issue of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was interviewed on BYU Radio’s Matt Townsend show on May 26th. Here are some teasers:

Do you think our country does enough for mothers (and what about new fathers?) to leave work to spend time with their newborn and then return if they choose?

Are they penalized if they leave and come back after 6 weeks-3 months?

Does the employer suffer economic consequences for extending paid maternal leave?

Did you know that the US is the only industrialized nation that does not have paid leave for mothers?

Does paid leave have long-term negative or positive ramifications for our economy, the family, and the couple?

This expert covers some of these issues in this program.

If follow at the end of the program in a segment called “The Role of Fathers in the Development of Children.” I bring research and reason to the topic of dads bonding with their young, and how their style of play helps children develop socially, emotionally, physically, and cognitively. Here is the link:

http://www.byuradio.org/episode/3665a59d-e77f-429b-aaca-0ad1aca688ec/the-matt-townsend-show-parental-leave-smart-is-the-new-rich-the-role-of-fathers-in-development-of-children?playhead=6247&autoplay=true

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