Shared Residential Custody: Review of the Research (Part I of II

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DR. LINDA NIELSEN Part I of this two-part article focuses on major concerns relating to shared residential custody, the children’s perspective, parental confl ict, and cooperation and income. Part II will discuss characteristics of fathers, outcomes for children (e.g., academic and behavioral), and stability of shared parenting. The studies referenced in both parts appear at the end of Part I.

Parental Responsibility is all about the children, not about the adult!

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There is a difference between fit custodial parenting and negligent guardianship. A parent who does not make their own child’s safety primary could be guilty of parental neglect or inadequate guardianship. Not being in a pool with your child when your young child is in the pool could be one such instance. Sitting or standing out of the pool socializing …

What is a model custodial parent?

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In short, a model custodial parent always: encourages a good relationship between the children and the other parent; never bad mouths the other parent; includes the other parent in all major decisions concerning the children whether required or not; keeps the other parent informed on all issues concerning the child(ren).   What is an unfit custodial parent?

Divorces are for parents, not children

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When it comes to dealing with couples in the midst of divorcing, undoubtedly the most difficult issue to contend with involves children. No matter how difficult dissolving a marriage is for adults, this transition that much harder for the kids, even under the most non-contentious circumstances.