Garima Kalra, Co-Founder Mi Arcus speaks about collaborative parenting and sharing responsibilities with her husband.
“Most of our common notions and beliefs get firmed up in our head by seeing and watching what’s happening all around. So it was with me for the longest time, as a kid, I saw my dad working and knew that it was his earnings that kept the family going, he was the one who in my little mind was the big support in the context of financial security, he provided.
And perhaps, this was true of all fathers in those years. But change as they say is always welcome, so it was in my case, when my hubby decided to swap roles, to become a complete hands-on dad to our little baby. With the arrival of our first baby, I noticed a big change in my spouse, he had become quite emotional almost as an instinct, the day and the moment he took charge to take care of Bishan, our baby, it was perfectly poised and all the care that a mother is known to provide for, he was doing it.
With the arrival of our baby, I too had to change the notion of what I thought “daddies” were for, cause now here was my infant son’s dad, who had stepped in to give all that he could and had, just so that both parents are responsible for bringing up our child. The new generation of millennial parents clearly believe in the practice of “shared responsibility” and unlike my father’s generation, today the role of parenting is way more dual than ever before. And men can and are happily engaged in bringing up babies instead of just being the breadwinners.
So, if women can have it all
Why not men can have it all.”