Is it okay to play golf while on paternity leave?

Dad-shaming is almost a reflex action. There’s more to things than meets the eye.

We should not be quick to judge fathers for how much paternity leave they take or what they do with it, says the writer. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION: PIXABAY
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I took a month off work when my son was born – half of it was annual leave that I had saved up, and the other half was government-paid paternity leave. It was, I’m not exaggerating, just about the worst four weeks of my life.

It was a month of screaming, crying and all round irritability. And those were just the adults. The baby was worse.

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