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Will moms learn to let go?

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In a must-read article on gender equality when it comes to parenting, USA Today’s Sharon Jayson writes about how the equation is changing when it comes to child care roles played increasingly by both the father and the mother and also how mothers will have to learn to let go when patterns emerge, that are at odds with traditional stereotypes and expectations in raising kids.

I was raised in a home where both parents worked, but many of the household chores still ended up getting done only by my mother. In a way, I could classify my generation as the “straddlers”, since we lived in two worlds simultaneously – one traditional, with its roots in the historical legacy of work-division between the sexes, and the other modern, where women also became bread-winners,¬† yet could not shake off the roles that were expected of them in the family. Today, the wheels of change have driven the final nail in the coffin of the social and economic disparity that existed between men and women and this has led to a new generational awareness of parity in sharing the duties of the family. And that is indeed a welcome change!


Written by mothersspace

May 14, 2009 at 6:24 pm

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