The Complementary Nature of Mothers and Fathers

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Episode 48: The Complementary Nature of Mothers and Fathers
Jenet Erickson
January 2022

Like complementary colors, women and men are meant to work in harmony to bring their inherent and unique qualities to parenting.  Dr. Jenet Erickson specializes in research related to the distinct contributions of mothers and fathers in child development. In this episode, she shares some of her research about what the spring 2020 Covid pandemic illuminated about the work and family desires of men and women and ways their complementary contributions can be harmonized.


“Homeward Bound: The Work-Family Reset in Post-Covid America” (Institute for Family Studies, 2021).  Click here for the research report and here for a IFS blog summary.

Click here to learn more about professor Jenet Erickson