“Everyone sees that young people are feeling worse and worse, but nobody is offering solutions. Young people themselves, their parents and the authorities are increasingly frustrated,” said Emma Henriksson, a member of parliament who led the working group proposing the measures, to Svenska Dagbladet.
The proposal, which will be presented next week, would allow parents to save 30 of their 480 days of parental leave to use at any time before their child reaches 18.
“My older daughter is turning 12. She is getting more and more independent, but she doesn’t need me any less,” Henriksson told Svenska Dagbladet.