Wednesday, 21 October 2009
Why all the panic in the news about fathers taking leave to spend time with their newborn.?
Most fathers are only too glad to get out of the house and back to work, and their wives delighted to wave them off at the door, after all its the mother the baby needs most, especially if they are getting breast fed. The child needs this connection with the mother in the early stages of its life, the father is the hunter, gatherer, who should stay as such.
The few fathers who want time off with their newborn, should look to the past when this was never heard of, when men were men, and they got on with the job allocated to them, which was bringing in the money to keep the family.
Its bad enough the amount of time women get off, but to jeopardise industry by including the men in this is getting beyond a joke.
If couples want to have children it is them who should work around the system, not the system work around them.