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Advantages Of
Shared Parenting

What is shared parenting?

Shared Parenting
This is a method of parenting that, even after a divorce or separation, you and your partner can still actively perform your parenting roles on your child.

Your child is allowed to spend substantial amounts of time to live with each parent.

Responsibilities of parenthood are divided.

Both parents are expected to make an agreeable parenting plan that includes schedules on where and when your child stays on a certain day.

There are many different parenting arrangements available to suit every situation.

Marriages may not work out along the way for many reasons.

But even if there is a strong conflict between you and your partner, you will still do your best to stay together for the sake of your child because you don't want your child to be emotionally distressed.

Separation or divorce can be too much for your child to handle. But forcing to stick together "for your child" is neither healthy.

Children will still be affected seeing their parents fight all the time. When problems or conflicts in a marriage are impossible to resolve, separation or divorce may be inevitable.

But if you have the willingness to collaborate with the other parent and give your child the best custody arrangement there is, parenting on a shared basis may work for you.

Below are the advantages of shared parenting...

Continuation of The So-Called "Family Life" For Your Child

With shared parenting, your child will still feel that she has a mother and a father since she can spend time with each one of you.

She will still be able to develop a strong bond or relationship with both parents rather than just one.

You can also perform your responsibilities which makes your child feel loved. She will always think she has a complete normal family like anyone else.

Reassures Children That They Have Two Parents

During a divorce or a separation, your child will feel that she will only have one parent left.

It will be very confusing for her about who she will choose to live with since your child would always want her parents together.

But with parenting on a shared basis, she does not need to choose because she gets to live with each parent on a particular day or week.

She has a home with each of you. She will always think she has two parents instead of one.

Shared Parenting Also Means Sharing of Responsibilities

You play a very significant role in your child's life. It is your responsibility to provide her basic needs and discipline her.

Parenting on a shared basis ensures that each parent will not be unfairly burdened in disciplining your child while the other parent does the easy stuff such as going out and having fun.

Raising a child involves a lot of expenses. Financial responsibilities are also divided by both parents.

Children Are Least Likely To Develop Behavioural or Emotional Problems

Any child does not want their parents to separate.

A child who came from a broken family tend to develop behavioural and emotional problems such as depression, anger, loneliness, and substance abuse.

With shared responsibilities your child will not develop any negative feelings after the divorce or separation. When both parents can actively parent your child, you will be able to guide her as she grows up.

According to research, children who lived under shared parenting were known to perform better than those who grew up with one parent.

They were also able to maintain a significant and positive relationship with both their parents.

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