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The ‘Default Parent’ Dilemma: Strategies for Shifting Dynamics

The “Default parent” seems like modern parenting terminology, but it’s a real role. It can sometimes be associated with feelings of resentment and overwhelm if it’s not communicated. I welcome Erica Djossa, the CEO and founder of Momwell and the author of Releasing the Mother Load: How to Carry Less and Enjoy Motherhood More.

We discuss:

  • What the default parent is, and how someone knows they’re the default parent
  • Why, in heterosexual relationships, have mothers taken on this role?
  • How couples can communicate better to share the mental load and roles

Connect with Erica on Instagram @momwell. Check out her new book!

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