As a parent who has gone through a divorce, the last thing you may want to do is to see your ex. While that's often your choice, it's important to consider the impact that could have on your child. This is especially true now that a study has revealed the added benefit of shared parenting on children who are in divorced or separated families.
The study that focused on shared parenting has shown that shared parenting after a separation is beneficial for children as they age. A Dec. 18 report describes how shared parenting should be the norm in the United States; in fact, 110 child development experts have signed a paper published by the American Psychological Association that concludes that exact fact. It's been shown that shared parenting is good for developing children's well-being, even in cases where children have high-conflict parents.