some background: I work in the UK as a software developer for a US technology company. My line manager is based in the US.
My wife and I are expecting a child. My wife is taking 6 months of leave after the birth.
In the UK, there is mechanism called Shared Parental Leave that would allow me to take some leave as well. Details are complicated, but in short I am planning to stay at home for two months, 1 months after the birth and 1 months after my wife returns to work.
I believe that the parental leave in US is usually much less generous. Therefore I am a bit nervous about communicating my plans to my US line manager. He has kids as well but I don't think he took much leave after their birth.
Any thoughts or advice?