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13 Shared parenting after divorce gains new attention
Benjamin Kain - MomZette, 23 February 2017.
The status quo relative to child custody proceedings now in the United States is that children — especially young children — should have a ‘primary parent’ (usually the mother) after a divorce, visiting with the ‘noncustodial parent’ (usually the father) typically every other weekend. However, recent studies suggest that children, even infants and toddlers, benefit from as close to equal time as possible with each parent after a divorce.
14 Why marriages fail after 25 years
Christine Hammond . Psych Central, 20 January 2017.
After 25 years of marriage, a couple decides to get a divorce. From the outside looking in, things could not be any stranger. The pressures of establishing a career have subsided, the kids have grown-up (and hopefully moved out), and a desired lifestyle has been obtained. After all, surely this couple has been though just about everything and survived it. Or have they?
15 What the research says on parenting after divorce
Lois M. Collins - Deseret News, 28 December 2016.
Recommendations for what children need during and after a divorce continue to evolve with research, which increasingly points to choices parents make that can benefit or harm their children. Experts now say, for example, that absent abuse or neglect, children benefit from having strong relationships with both parents. They note that parents dissolving a union should make family-related decisions with a laser focus on what is best for their kids.
20 Research supports shared parenting
Terry Brennan - The Des Moines Register, 28 August 2016.
Shared parenting is endorsed by 110 world experts, supported by 43 peer-reviewed papers, favored by 70 percent of the population, and was the conclusion of the largest study on children of divorce, reviewing 150,000 kids. The 110 experts stated they were “united in their concern that flawed science is leading to parenting plans and custody decisions that harm children.”