Things were supposed to get easier for mothers, but many women end up cooking and caring for the kids after they get home from work. In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, an argument for true equality — splitting all parenting duties 50-50. Also, novelist Sue Miller on the real meaning of a good marriage
Psychologist Francine Deutsch is the author of "Halving It All" - a book based on interviews with 150 couples dedicated to parenting equally. She tells Jim Fleming that couples work out the division of labor in different ways: some devote equal time to child-rearing and household taks while some divide each function 50/50. Also, Lisa Michaels tells Steve Paulson about her childhood in the counterculture. She says her father was imprisoned for anti-war activity; her mother re-married and went back to the land; and she took a lot of teasing for being a hippy kid. Michaels' book is "Split: A Counterculture Childhood."SEGMENT 2:
Sonia Choquette is a psychic and the author of several books including "The Wise Child: A Spiritual Guide to Nurturing Your Child's Intuition." She tells Anne Strainchamps that she was raised in a family that valued intuition and gives some examples of how her family acted on the intuition of family members. Also, anthropologist Lionel Tiger tells Judith Strasser that as more women opt for single parenting, men are feeling more marginalized than ever. His book is "The Decline of Males."SEGMENT 3:
Novelist Sue Miller talks with Steve Paulson about her latest book, "While I Was Gone," which explores what it means to be a good wife. She says good marriages take work and a willingness to confront the difficult problems. Miller was recently hailed by the NY Times as "the doyenne of domesticity."Cassette copies are available at 1-800-747-7444. Ask for program number 99-05-09-A.
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