All year round, the nation is fed a steady diet of false claims about dads. These myths hurt everyone -- children, women, men, businesses, and all of society. They fuel the backward structures that prevent gender equality from taking root. (Why offer men a chance to do caregiving if they're just going to sit around and do nothing anyway?)
Create a culture of mutual support for work and family responsibilities on your teams. The more employees can fill in for
I have seen first-hand how paternity leave policies can be undermined by supervisors who don't value fatherhood. The law is clear: Many new fathers have a right to unpaid leave.
Last week, as Mark Zuckerberg was preparing for his own paternity leave, he announced that all Facebook employees-men and women, heterosexual and same sex couples-would be entitled to four months paid parental leave.
This parody Twitter account is hilarious and eye-opening.
I can tell you, it is hard. It's hard to go from a stay-at-home mom, or stay-at-home dad, or a work-at-home-parent back to a nine-to-fiver. It's hard to think that your time at home with the little ones is really over.
Sure, when you go away for work, donning your game face is important; there are contacts to be made, deals to be struck, and reputations on the line. But here's a wild idea: Maximize your travels by inviting your children to be your business trip buddies.
Nobody should forget that paid leave is a family issue -- not just a women's issue. Men, like women, want to be good parents and good caregivers for their families. Yet the vast majority of men don't have access to supportive workplace policies that would enable them to do so.
We asked the HuffPost Parents Facebook community According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 92.8 percent of fathers with
We have struggled, seemingly alone, for too long. As a society, we don't talk enough about the work-family challenges fathers confront, and we fail to recognize that so many dads are running themselves ragged to succeed both in their careers and in their families. A little support from employers, public policy and society would be nice.
A recent Harvard study finds the vast majority of top executives are men who admit not making their families a priority. They see work-family conflicts as primarily a "women's problem," even though studies have shown that working dads are experiencing as much work-life conflict as moms -- perhaps even more.
Krista Carothers, Jennifer Berson, Kevin Berson, David Kay and Marissa Klein Kay join HuffPost Live to explain how parents show kids fluid gender roles by splitting household chores.
This week, lots of companies will host "Take Your Child To Work" days in their offices. Interestingly, many of these same companies allow dogs in their offices every day of the year, but feel the need to have one special day dedicated to bringing one's offspring to work.