Doctor's appointments, class recitals, sickness and other instances in a child's life require an adult to supervise them. If an individual is a stay at home parent, they can easily create time for such activities. However, employed individuals can find it difficult to take time away from the responsibilities of their job to attend to their children. The only way to do so is to take a short or long term parental leave. Most companies have some sort of policy that governs parental leaves and maternal leaves. The best thing to do is to first speak with the Human Resource department of your company to get all the details. Once you have all the information, you can apply for a parental leave accordingly. If your company does not have a set format, use the samples given below.
Dear (Honorary with last name of manger),
I would like to request a (length of leave in days) parental leave to take my son to the orthodontist. He is scheduled to have braces put in by the dentist on (Departure date). I will be back in the office on (Return date)
As you know, I am a single parent and cannot send my child alone with someone else because he will not feel comfortable going for such a large procedure without me by his side. I hope that you understand my obligation and approve my leave.
(Describe any work or tasks that needs attention while you are away)I will make sure that my projects are not affected in any way during my 1 day leave. However, in case something does come up, I can be reached on my (Contact methods) any time during the day.
(Your full name)
(Name of Supervisor)
(Supervisors job title)
(Employee job title)
(Date of letter submission)
As you know from our conversation last week, both my son and daughter have contracted the (illness name or description). I would like to request a (number of days off ) day parental leave to take care of them until they recover. I will need days off starting from (Dates of leave).
Since my husband is a pilot, he is not always at home, making it difficult for me to leave my children at home all alone. While I am away on leave I will need someone from the office, preferably (name of coworker), to look after my work. I have spoken with her and explained the tasks that need to be completed.
I hope to get a positive response from you.