Summary of findings: The report echoes our own belief that many well meaning professionals, like many parents themselves, may not be familiar with the research on the benefits of shared parenting. The report contradicts a commonly held belief that it is that quality of parenting time more than quantity which secures child well-being. The report finds “parenting time is the factor that has the most significant impact on those aspects of children’s lives that are being measured.” The report also finds “the prevailing arrangement of sole mother residence has had a profoundly negative impact on most children’s relationships with their fathers.”

Report author Dr. Linda Nielsen, Professor of Educational and Adolescent Psychology,, Wake Forest University [2010]

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