Europe is leading in the modernization of parental leave. They allow woman up to 52 weeks of maternity leave with the first 39 weeks paid. Fathers are allowed one to two weeks of paid paternity leave and up to 26 weeks unpaid. The U.S. allows zero weeks of paid parental leave. Prince William will be taking six weeks of paternity leave when his new baby comes. A lot of men are hesitant to take any time off after baby is born for fear of what others may think, however, if we break this view that men shouldn’t stay home then we can make many strides to modern society in the U.S.