Equally Shared Parenting - Half the Work ... All the Fun

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Welcome to our crash course in equally shared parenting.  We are not here to convince you to try equal sharing.  We just happen to think we (and many other couples) practice a tragically overlooked parenting option that everyone should know about, and IF it is right for you, we’d love to help you achieve it.  The essays below are devoted to one of the four domains of sharing:  Breadwinning, Childraising, Housework and Time for Self. Here we cover either general benefits and challenges or practical how-to tips and tricks for each domain.  The contents of each essay represent our opinions and experience, and those of many other couples we have met and interviewed who live this way; we are not sociologists specializing in the study of gender equality (see Resources for some excellent sociological studies) but rather everyday practitioners.  Please contact us if you would like to suggest a new topic.  Note:  These essays work best after you have already read 'What is Equally Shared Parenting?', our primer on parenting equality.

You will, of course, find a much more in-depth discussion of the benefits, challenges and practice of equally shared parenting in our book, Equally Shared Parenting: Rewriting the Rules for a New Generation of Parents (now also in paperback).

Benefits and Challenges of Equal Sharing

Tips and Tricks of Equal Sharing

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