HuffPost Live: Daddy and Me

 

Today on HuffPost Live – why is there a stigma attached to paternity leave?  Should new dads be given more time off?  How can we encourage them to actually take it?

The first few months of life marks a critical period for infant/parent bonding.  Babies quickly learn who their parents are through scent, touch, and sound.  Rocking, cuddling, wearing, and soothing new babies promotes trust and relationship building.

Although more companies are offering paternity leave for new dads, many are cutting that leave short.

Take a look at this interesting discussion and then share your thoughts.  How can we help family leave become more family centered?

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Katie Hurley is a Child, Adolescent, and Family Psychotherapist and Parenting Expert in Los Angeles, CA. She works in private practice in the South Bay area of Los Angeles, writes for PBS Parents, Washington Post Parents, and the Huffington Post. She is the author of “The Happy Kid Handbook: How to Raise Joyful Children in a Stressful World” (Tarcher/Penguin, 2015) and the forthcoming “No More Mean Girls: The Secret to Raising Strong, Confident, and Compassionate Girls” (Penguin Random House, 2018)