Thoughts on Shared Parenting Presumptions (Part 4/4)

© 2013 By Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq. Legislating Shared Parenting   All states and provinces currently mandate significant parenting time for both parents, unless there are compelling reasons (domestic violence, child abuse, etc.) not to do so. It is universally seen as in “the best interests of the child.” However, mandating percentages of time has been […]

Thoughts on Shared Parenting Presumptions (Part 3/4)

© 2013 By Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq. Research It has been said that you can find research to support any opinion, and that is particularly true in the area of parenting after divorce or separation. However, most of the research emphasizes different aspects of the same problem, so that we can benefit from looking at […]

Thoughts on Shared Parenting Presumptions (Part 2/4)

© 2013 By Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq. Different Needs at Different Ages Birth to age 5: Generally, this is a period when children need lots of stability and “secure attachment” experiences with both parents. Generally, it appears best to have one parent with the majority of the time and the other parent having frequent access, […]