Entries in Resources: Shared Parenting (4)


2houses Makes Co-Parenting Easier | TechCrunch

Today, 2houses launches in public beta, offering separated or divorced parents a set of digital tools to easily communicate about and make arrangements with regards to their children.

This is obviously a large – and, in my opinion, unfortunately a growing – market to tap, and what I like about 2houses is that the founder is a divorced parent himself and started the company to scratch his own itch.

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Our dads better than yours: Aussies lead world in parenting

Australian fathers have a poor reputation for sharing the housework and childcare. But it's all relative, isn't it? Compared to fathers in Italy or France, Australian dads are domestic paragons, a new study shows. Even compared to fathers in Denmark, where the government supports their involvement in childcare, Australian dads hold their own. "They do less than Australian women but they compare favourably to men in some other countries," says Lyn Craig, a senior research fellow at the Social Policy Research Centre at the University of NSW.

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Child custody, access and parental responsibility: the search for a just and equitable standard

Edward Kruk, professor of social work at the University of British Columbia, proposes a four-pillar approach to child custody determination in Canada (or elsewhere for that matter). The paper examines the issues, surveys approaches in UK, USA, Sweden and Australia, examines Canadian Child custody legislation at a provincial level, reviews Canadian efforts to make changes, and critiques the traditional sole custody approach as a basis leading up to the universal four-pillar approach for Equal Parenting.


The Problem with Caution

Well publicised voices have been raised to question the wisdom and benefits of the shared parenting provisions of the amended Family Law Act. Some have pointed to suggestions of harm for children. Generally these affirmations have not been supported by research nor clinical data, and have been made without reference to contrasting studies and the experience of practitioners in the field. "Cautionary Notes" reveals elevated levels of stress in children in some situations of shared care, but fails to analyse the root causes of that stress and to describe strategies for its remediation. The authors argue that its call for caution in the application of shared care is not soundly based.