They get it.
There's nothing more important than the bond between a newborn baby and their parents. And while an emotional bond and attachment between parents and a child happen overs years of development, the first year is the most important because a baby's brain grows most rapidly in the first 12 months of life.
In fact, According to Scientific American, paid parental leave benefits baby's brain development. Research shows infant's brains form up to a thousand new connections per second, but those connections form best when the babies are exposed to the kind of stimulation parents on paid leave can provide.
Every parent in America should have the chance to bond with their newborn child, and America deserves a national paid leave policy that supports families.
While the nation works on a single policy, there are some very special workplaces stepping up to the plate and leading the way when it comes to helping parents do what they do best: parent.
Here are 11 employers who get it.
You love the yoga wear and now you're going to love the company, too. Lululemon is now offering its full-time employees the gender-neutral benefit of three to six months of paid parental leave and the icing on the cake here is that employees who work 24 hours a week and up are considered full-time. The company says they believe that this is "something that's right to do for our people."
[This post was originally published July 8, 2019. It has been updated.]
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