Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Where new dads are encouraged to take months off work

“In some countries the idea of paternity leave - when a father takes time off work to stay at home with a new child - has yet to take hold. In Sweden, which has been encouraging fathers to take paternity leave since 1974, there is now a new incentive for them to spend a full three months at home.

There is a tired old cliché that women make much better parents and should stay home to look after the kids. Sweden has a completely different approach to the topic. Read the BBC article and write a response or reaction essay. If you don’t remember how to write such essays, check out the examples on this blog

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