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About Shared Parenting


 "The term "shared parenting, refers to a post-divorce parenting

arrangement that attempts to approximate the parent-child

relationships in the original two-parent home,


in which both parents  have not only equal rights and responsibilities for

their children's welfare  and upbringing but have an active role to play in

the daily routines of  their children's care and development, and in which

each other remain  salient attachment figures in their children's lives.


As the living  arrangement that most closely resembles the pre-divorce

family in cases  where both parents had an active parenting role before

divorce, shared  parenting encompasses both shared physical caretaking

(the actual  day-to-day care of children) and equal authority regarding

children's  education, medical care, and religious upbringing."

Kruk, Edward, Ph.D