MLB Player Criticized For Taking Paternity Leave

This MLB Player is catching a lot of criticism for taking paternity leave and being with his wife while she gave birth instead of playing baseball on opening day.

I think it is great he chose to be with his wife and child I wish more fathers could do this. It is so awful they are treating him this way for wanting to be there for his family. Was your husband or SO able to take time off work when you had your children? My husband was able to take a week off.

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    04/04/14
    Beth
    Awful that he is getting criticized. I think it's fantastic that he was with his wife.

    My husband used his vacation time, so he was off. But we are still so jealous of our friends who got 3 weeks of paid paternity leave!!!
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      04/04/14
      4Katie
      Poor guy! It is great that he was able to be there to support his wife and get to spend time with his new baby. It is so sad that he is being criticized.

      The length of time my husband took off for each baby varied but he was always there for me for the birth and for the recovery period. I was very grateful to have him their to support and help me. We saved money for many months each time to be able to afford him taking time off work.
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        04/04/14
        4Jenn
        I also think it was great he did this, my children's fathers did not have time off except the day they were born
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          04/04/14
          When my husbands job found out he was taking time to be with me and the baby they let him go 4 days before our son was born. So he ended up having LOTS of time to be with us.
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            04/05/14
            Oh gosh.. I was SO fired up about this the other day, Leah! So were my parents, they were in town staying with us.. my Dad was SO fired up that he emailed the radio show of those two dopes who made those awful remarks about Daniel.. he was ready to throw punches! hehe

            Anyways.. my Husband was able to take off as long as he liked actually.. in all reality, he could have taken 12 weeks off... of course not all being paid.. so we opted for 10 days off that he had with us.. and to be honest, that was just enough! We eventually had to get used to a new routine, so I didn't want to prolong it for weeks and weeks.. but I loved the help, the bonding of all of us.. it was quite magical.. so much so that i bawled like a baby with him the night before he went back to work :)
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              04/05/14
              Danielle Keltner
              That is sad. My husband was able to take off three days for when I delivered. I am thankful for so, everyone in the household was sick for two weeks. My older two were at an Aunts house, they have school-aged children. They ended up getting a stomach bug when I went into labor so they had to come home where Thomas took care of them. Between taking care of them and taking trips back to the hospital (40+ mi one way) I don't know what I would have done for the first week if he had to work.
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              I am Leah, a 26 year old first time mom. My daughter Holly was born March 9,2013. I am primarily a stay at home mom but also work part time as a Figure Skating Coach. My husband and I are enjoying life as new parents. SITE HOSTESS