The debate continues regarding what custody arrangement is in the best interests of minor children after a divorce. A new study published April 27, 2015 in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health suggests that children fare better when they spend time living with both of their parents. While this approach may seem common sense, it does go against some current thinking that kids in shared-custody situations are exposed to more stress due to increased transitions and the accompanying social upheaval. “Child experts and people in general assumed that these children should be more stressed,” says study author Malin Bergström, PhD, researcher at the Centre for Health Equity Studies in Stockholm, Sweden. “But this study opposes a major concern that this should not be good for children.” To read the rest of this article and see both sides of the debate, please head to Time Magazine.
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