This qualitative study of 18 shared parenting couples explores men's and women's resourcefulness as they create together alternatives to traditional parenting patterns. Narrative accounts show a diversity of possible ways to organize family-life so both mothers and fathers can be active in parenting. The many strategies followed by these couples - including tag-team parenting, interchangeability of roles, and division of labour - share a flexibility which challenges the many researchers who are fixated on static models of gendered family life.
|Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Fatherhood|
|What Influenced Men and Women To Move toward Shared Parenting|
|Foundations for Sharing Parenting|
|Men's and Women's Connected Experiences|
|Possibilities to Inform Alternative Discourse|
|Implications of Taking a Different View|