Do you want a sustainable, equal partnership and a balanced life with your wife/partner… even after kids? This Thursday, May 27 @ 7pm at 92Y Tribeca, there will be an engaging discussion to help you answer this challenging question. The NYC Dads Group have worked hard, in cooperation with the HRP Mamas and 92Y Tribeca to coordinate this special evening for parents. Now, I can sit here on my soapbox and give you numerous reasons to attend or use my power of persuasion on why this is a can’t miss NYC parenting event. However, NYC Dads Group have enlisted the authors Marc & Amy Vachon to share their words on why you should attend. So, you decide…
This Thursday, Amy and I will be in NYC to speak at the 92Y Tribeca along with leading gender sociologist, Kathleen Gerson, and a dynamic Manhattan couple featured in our book, John and Annie Feighery. We are thrilled to visit the home turf of our mentor and friends…and we are looking forward to spending an evening in the company of many of the venerable NYC Dads!
Dr. Gerson will be sharing findings from her new book, Finishing the Unfinished Revolution: How a New Generation is Reshaping Family, Work, and Gender in America. She has compelling evidence that relationships built on equality and balance, not standard gender roles, are now desired by the majority of the parenting population.
And John and Annie will share their brave and inspirational path to equally shared parenting, which included moving their family across the country, changing careers, and building the kind of partnership that many of us dream about. They are teammates, friends and peers in their approach to parenting.
We will also share with you some of the keys to happy shared parenting, from our own experiences with www.equallysharedparenting.com, from our book Equally Shared Parenting: Rewriting the Rules for a New Generation of Parents, and from our own lives. In particular, we hope to debunk some stereotypes of ESP, such as the idea that it is primarily about dividing the chores, making our partners do their fair share, or even providing a prescription for equality. Instead, we would like to dream together about the possibility of adults remaining full partners even after children come along, reaching for the twin prizes of an equal partnership and a balanced life in which each parent gets full access to pursue a career, spend meaningful time with the kids, and enough time for fun and rejuvenation. Oh yeah, and if that means creating a plan to get the chores done together, so be it!
These dreams, and more, are yours for the taking. Come kick around the topic and share your thoughts! Both Dr. Gerson’s and our books will be available for sale/signing, and the evening will be moderated by Hannah Seligson, journalist and author of A Little Bit Married: How to Know When It is Time to Walk Down the Aisle or Out the Door.
Tickets (are only $12) available at 92ytribeca.org/talks or at the box office.
We hope to see you on Thursday evening!