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The Equal Parent: How Sharing the Load Helps the Whole Family Thrive

Paul Morgan-Bentley

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Biography: general, Gay & Lesbian studies, Family & relationships, Separation & divorce, Intergenerational relationships, Advice on parenting

The myth-busting guide to everything you need to know about equal parenting

'All parents and would-be parents should read this book. It will change their lives.' Mary Ann Sieghart, journalist and bestselling author of The Authority Gap

Lying awake one night after struggling to put his new-born son back to sleep, Paul Morgan-Bentley found himself desperately scrolling for parenting advice for new fathers. Soon, Paul picked up on a reoccurring narrative - compared to mums, dads were useless.

Frustrated by this generalisation and determined every parent should have an equal role in raising their child, Paul decided this narrative needed to change. In this deeply personal experience of fatherhood and parenting alongside his husband, Paul delves into what it really means to share the parental load, and how you can achieve it.

With a range of research from around the world, and conversations with leading scientists, The Equal Parent explores the truths behind the falsehoods and myths about parenting roles. This book will help give you the tools to achieve the parenting equality that will benefit everyone in your family: mothers, fathers and, most importantly, your children.

A myth-busting must-read about creating parenting equality for fans of Caitlin Moran, The Danish Way of Parenting and The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read.

'An essential interrogation of the inequities of modern parenting. This book will change the way you see your family.' Leah Hazard, Sunday Times bestselling author of Womb

'An important book - an antidote to the many misconceptions surrounding parenthood. Thoughtful and encouraging, it is an inspiring look at how parenting can be.' Catherine Cho, author of Inferno: A Memoir of Motherhood and Madness

'A fascinating and well-written journey... delightful... It's exactly the kind of parenting book I love. Highly recommended.' Jessica Joelle Alexander, author of The Danish Way of Parenting

'An incredible book on parenthood.' Ziauddin Yousafzai

'So validating... a brilliant book.' Sunday Times Style

'Incredible.' Pink News

'Completely fascinating.' The Observer

'A really valuable book, written with great insight and warmth.' Brian Viner, author and critic

'A fascinating deepdive into parenting roles.' Sun Fabulous Mag

'A timely, humane and very welcome read.' Sarah Blaffer Hrdy, author of Mother Nature and Mothers and Others

'Funny, tender and insightful.' Metro

'Absolutely THE read... a timely conversation about what constitutes an

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