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THEY learn to read at age 2, play Bach at 4, breeze through calculus at 6, and speak foreign languages fluently by 8. Their classmates shudder with envy; their parents rejoice at winning the lottery. But to paraphrase T. S. Eliot, their careers tend to end not with a bang, but with a whimper.
I was lucky when I had my first baby; I worked for a big company with a great parental leave policy. It meant I could take four whole months of maternity leave, and I was paid for most of that time off. At the same time, my husband was able to take two weeks off from his corporate job, also fully paid.
But most families in America are not so lucky. According to the National Partnership for Women and Families, only 14% of American workers have access to paid family leave through their employer. This means moms are back to work within days of giving birth. Meanwhile, dads — even high-income earning dads — take little to no leave at all when a new baby is born.
It's tunnel-vision time, and if you are trying to support a loved one going through that impossible experience, it can be hard to know where to start. If you have a friend or family member whose life now includes hospital stays, hard decisions, and of course, lots of hope, here's how to help.
Leaving work to become his primary caregiver felt like a death blow to my male ego. I consider myself an open-minded person, but my progressive views were no match for the residue of a tradition that expects men to work outside the home. I was a young man with a career, ambition and professional dreams, and the critical voice within reminded me that the choice to care for my son did not match the version of masculinity that had formed me.