a quiet place

O'Mara, Peggy
March 2005
Mothering;Mar/Apr2005, Issue 129, p8
The article focuses on gender equality in parenting. The author begins by discussing about the role of fathers at the time of labor and afterbirth. She further views that emboldened by the natural-childbirth renaissance of the 1970's, fathers changed, when they demanded to participate in birth. Men have lacked good role models and have come a long way from the detached parenting to become the responsive fathers of today. Today's father is more actively involved than his grandfather, and perhaps even his father. Most couples also aspire to the equal sharing of parenting tasks. Gender equality for parents means putting family first.


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