Maternity Leave?

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Maternity Leave?
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Thu, 12-29-2011 - 11:21am

What do you think is the optimum time for both moms and babies to be on maternity leave?

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Thu, 01-05-2012 - 11:05am
srprsboy wrote:
Here in the USA parenting is seen as not very important. Bosses dont care about parenting and mother child bonding. There are win win situations sich as daycare on the premises for the mom or a longer maternity leave. A six week leave is idiotic.

Not true.

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Registered: 03-25-2010
Tue, 01-03-2012 - 3:56pm
srprsboy wrote:
Here in the USA parenting is seen as not very important. Bosses dont care about parenting and mother child bonding. There are win win situations sich as daycare on the premises for the mom or a longer maternity leave. A six week leave is idiotic.

I think that's a pretty broad sweeping statement that isn't true universally.

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Registered: 03-25-2010
Tue, 01-03-2012 - 3:54pm

I agree and I also think more American woman would feel more comfortable with either decision if there were less judgments all around.

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Tue, 01-03-2012 - 3:46pm
egd3blessed wrote:

i can't stand back and compare me to my husband, of course he is as bonded to our children as i am.

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Tue, 01-03-2012 - 12:03pm

You know, I really think it is time we do something serious about making you Queen of the World ;)

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Registered: 02-04-2009
Tue, 01-03-2012 - 11:14am
rollmops2009 wrote:

In Denmark, the leave is paid for with insurance, similar to unemployment or disability insurance. You get 90% of full pay when out on leave.

Most long and short term disability pays a percentage of the pay (usually between 60 and 80 percent).

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Tue, 01-03-2012 - 9:54am

i forgot this but my friend worked for an employer who paid her about 50.00 a week (maybe it was twice a month) to help offset dcp arrangements when her kids were small, this was 10+ years ago, i remember thinking that was a pretty cool benefit.

 

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Registered: 02-24-2009
Tue, 01-03-2012 - 9:14am

In Denmark, the leave is paid for with insurance, similar to unemployment or disability insurance. You get 90% of full pay when out on leave.

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Tue, 01-03-2012 - 7:46am
srprsboy wrote:
Here in the USA parenting is seen as not very important. Bosses dont care about parenting and mother child bonding.
Yikes.

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Tue, 01-03-2012 - 7:20am

i wouldn't go as far as to say bosses don't care but i do think arrangements like allowing a parent a year leave would be awful expensive, and benefits are already pretty expensive (my husband's work, anyway).

 

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