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What are tips for parents sharing custody during COVID-19?

What are the different tips for parents sharing custody during this COVID-19?

Best tip: don’t use COVID-19 as a pretext for withholding/preventing/sabotaging contact and care and communication between the children from the other parent. Don’t use COVID-19 as a pretext for alienating the children from the other parent. COVID-19 may raise some legitimate concerns and require some changes, even some necessary restrictions on contact between children and the parent(s), but where there’s a will to ensure that the loving bond between parent(s) and children is not unduly strained or damaged by COVID-19, there is a way.

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How exactly does shared custody work? Does the child end up being like that kid from Jacqueline Wilson’s “The Suitcase Kid”?

How exactly does shared custody work? Does the child end up being like that kid from Jacqueline Wilson’s “The Suitcase Kid”?

The child certainly can be like the child (Andrea) from Jacqueline Wilson’s “The Suitcase Kid,” if under a shared parenting arrangement 1) the child divides his/her time living with both the father and mother and 2) each parent wants the child to live only with him/her and tries to persuade the child to do so.

But shared custody (also known as joint custody or—when the child spends equal time with both parents—joint equal or 50/50 custody) does not inexorably condemn the child to have a “Suitcase Kid” experience, as long as the parents place the happiness and mental and emotional health of the child above the parents’ respective self-interest. Treat your child the way you would want to be treated, were you in the child’s shoes!

It’s not popular these days to state what we all know: the best thing a fit parent can do for a child is to rear that child in a family in which that parent is married happily to the child’s other parent. Short of that, the next best thing a fit parent can do for a child is to ensure the child is reared as much as possible by both parents. Children of fit parents love both parents and want to be loved and cared for by both parents as much as possible (duh). Do it for them! They deserve it. It’s the least that divorced or separated parents can do for their children.

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Divorcing parents in psychiatric care deny thoughts of self-harm?

Do parents in psychiatric care deny thoughts of self-harm for fear admitting it may impact custody? Is it common for a parent in psychiatric care to make false denials of thoughts of self-harm for fear that doing so may adversely impact parental rights, visitation, or shared custody?

Of course. Many times we justify withhold information by invoking “Some things are better left unsaid.”

Utah Family Law, LC | divorceutah.com | 801-466-9277

https://www.quora.com/Is-it-common-for-a-person-in-psychiatric-care-to-intentionally-deny-thoughts-of-self-harm-for-fear-that-doing-so-may-impact-parental-rights-visitation-or-shared-custody-The-person-has-and-continues-to-be-a-dedicated/answer/Eric-Johnson-311

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