Resources, helpful hints and advice for moms and dads about how to make their parental and maternity leave a success - both at work and at home.

Q&A With a Better Balance About the New Paid Family Leave Laws in New York State

Paid family leave in New York goes into effect on January 1, 2018. And those who have kids in 2017 may take paid family leave in 2018, as long as they take leave within a year of the birth.

 In response to the many questions on various Park Slope Parents listserves, Park Slope parent & ABB Board Member Elizabeth Saylor put together the below question and answer. Molly Weston Williamson, a staff attorney at A Better Balance, helped her with this.


Structuring Parental Leave: Creative Ideas from PSP Working Parents

Partnered, working, and expecting a baby? You and your partner may be asking yourself about the best way to structure your parental leave. The answer depends on a number of factors, including your desire to postpone starting daycare/hiring a nanny; how much leave each of you can take; and whether you have family members or friends who can help out.

Below, hear from PSP members on the realities of various leave structures and what worked for them!

Parental Leave and Beyond

So you’re finally on parental leave with your new baby. YAY! Here are some tips to make the time less stressful and more fun as well as hopping back on board when you return to work.

Tips for Planning and Negotiating your Parental/ Maternity Leave

Here is your go-to guide for planning your parental leave. This article is based on member stories, the perspective of experienced professionals, and careful research by PSP.

Myths and Misunderstandings of Parental/ Maternity Leave

This article addresses the frequently asked questions and assumptions about parental leave, using scenarios based on PSP members' questions to the group.

Disclaimer:  This post has been written for educational purposes only by Park Slope Parents and was not meant to be legal advice and should not be construed as legal advice or be relied upon. The post may contain errors, inaccuracies and/or omissions. You should always consult an attorney