Baseball Player Defends Paternity Leave Decision
Parents.com's executive editor Michael Kress wrote about the issue last week on The Parents Perspective, as he begins his own paternity leave. He said, "Stepping back, even for a few weeks, from a job that is busy and that means a lot to me, is scary, and it remains something that is never easy." But at the same time, "the more men who take paternity leave, the better it will be for all new fathers, because over time, it will become normal and expected, not something to criticize or even remark on. Especially seeing athletes do it, those most manly of professionals, will hopefully encourage others to do the same."