Considering Shared Care? Or Already Sharing Care?

On one of our Thursdays with ThirdPath webinars a number of our Shared Care families described how they arranged work and family.

In one family, both parents negotiated reduced work hours:
In another, both are self employed.
In the third, each parent has taken a turn being the primary parent.

Click on the SoundCloud icon to listen to the recording and hear the diverse ways families can Shared Care. Listen to their answers to the Valentine’s day question – “How has Shared Care improved your relationship with their partner?” We promise you’ll enjoy their powerful and surprising answers.

Want to Lean More?

Below are a number of wonderful books about Shared Care. Or print the PDF version of our list of Shared Care Books. As you can see, there is a long and growing history of resources for parents who want to follow this path.

  • The Libra Solution, Shedding Excess and Redefining Success at Work and at Home, Lisa D’Annolfo Levey (2012)
  • Equally Shared Parenting, Rewriting the Rules for a New Generation of Parents, Marc and Amy Vachon (2011)
  • This is Not How I Thought It Would Be, Remodeling Motherhood To Get The Lives We Want Today, Kristin Maschka (2009)
  • Getting to 50-50, How Working Couples Can Have it All by Sharing it All, Sharon Lerner (2009)
  • Daddy On Board, Parenting Roles for the 21st Century, Dottie Lamm (2007)

  • How to Avoid The Mommy Trap, A Road Map for Sharing Parenting and Making it Work, Julie Shields (2003)
  • The Four-Thirds Solution, Solving the Childcare Crisis in America Today, Stanley Greenspan (2002)
  • Halving it All, How Equally Shared Parenting Works, Francine Deutsch (2000)
  • Love Between Equals, How Peer Marriage Really Works, Pepper Schwartz (1995)

You can also take a look at the many resources available on our website. We’ve got lots of ways to help you get started.

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Assist individuals, families and organizations in finding new ways to redesign work to create time for family, community and other life priorities. Develop a growing community of individuals, leaders and organizations to influence wider change - both within organizations and at the public policy level. Support a new mind-set where everyone can follow a "third path" - an integrated approach to work and life.

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