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Family Life & parenting

The problem with shared parental leave: No ring-fenced leave for dads

I was minding my own business early yesterday morning, my head full of ideas to entertain my kids on the first day of the half-term break from school. I then spotted a news story on the BBC website. Had I been eating cornflakes at the time I’d have spat them out over my computer monitor

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Family Life & parenting

Parental leave benefits: Shouldn’t they be equal?

The introduction of shared parental leave was never going to be easy because it requires a huge shift in the UK’s working culture. A couple of years down the line, the law of unintended consequences seems to have come into play causing a hiccup or two.

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The evolution will not be televised

As a former journalist, I feel pain when people say you shouldn’t believe what’s in the news. Sometimes, however, I have to concede that news reporters get things a bit wrong. One example was a series of recent news reports about a decline in the number of stay at home dads.

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Bye bye kids, hello employment

How should the stay at home dad prepare for the world of work after years of looking after youngsters? Does he face different challenges that a mum might not?  In this guest post from Claire Lister, Managing Director of Pitman Training, tackles the issue of transitioning to work after being a stay at home dad.  

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