Friday, January 14, 2011

Making shared/joint custody work

Maybe appropriate as part of a new year.

Read here.  The key phrase is, "It does require both parents to put the needs of the child ahead of their own unresolved anger and personal preferences.   Sadly, the children suffer when false allegations are made in an effort to alienate a parent and prevent that parent's involvement.  Counting on lies and injustices of the legal system is a tragedy of the worst kind.

Positive parenting might suggest:. "Parents who were once married and have decided to terminate their marital relationship must transition to a different way of relating. With the help of mediators and parent educators, divorced parents can learn how to reshape their working relationship into one that is beneficial for the children."  Shared parenting and joint custody can work in healthy families. Of course this means being able to agree to live in close proximity, but wouldn't it be worth it, especially if the children could have access to extended family members who love them as well?  It comes down to emotional maturity and putting children first.  There is no place for irrational fears to be passed on to the next generation.

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