Men are from Mars and women are from Venus, or so the saying goes.
If that's so, how do two interplanetary people co-parent children?
The competition and equity equation further sheds light on how experience shapes parenting.
Men, who are taught to be competitive and take risks, teach their kids (both male and female) to take risks too.
Surely, their approaches to things like play and discipline will be different, informed not so much by the rules of the galaxy but the laws of biology and social conditioning.
Though gender roles aren't always set in stone, it is true that men and women often bring different strengths, weaknesses and styles to the table when it comes to many things, parenting chief among them.
Both mothers and fathers are capable of being strict disciplinarians, but it perhaps comes more naturally to the father, if only because mom is the chief nurturer.
Cautious mothers prioritize comfort and security for their kids, and are sometimes viewed by dads as being "too soft" on children.
I was extremely curious to find out if, when pressed, they held to the ‘teamwork’ concept in relationships.
I wondered if we were seeing an honest to God shift in gender roles within relationships.
In these cases it may fall upon the dad to enact law and order in the family.