Wednesday, 5 March 2008

Researcher warns of shared custody increase

[Firstly this article starts off with this statement from the ABC]:

"Audio: Shared care parenting linked to anxious kids: study (The World Today)"

[But no anxious kids were linked to being separated from both parents right?]


A new report into family breakups is warning of a sharp increase in shared custody arrangements, even when [Allegedly] they are not in the best interest of children.

[So I take it by that statement that (shared custody) parenting by the father and mother of the child is not in the interest of the child. Taking into account no other extraordinary factors like sexual assault or violence in the home. Since when?]

Dr Jennifer McIntosh from LaTrobe University says changes to the law in 2006 mean parents who resort to court or mediation to sort out custody battles are now more likely to end up with equal access to their kids.

[Yippee and it is about time. Why do you think they changed the law? To get the opposite result? And why do women hate this so much? Because when they hop of the nest like squirrels to mate with the next richest man that comes by it is not so easy to move into the next state and forget the children had a father. At all material times taking into account that women are more likely than men to leave the marriage or relationship.

Divorce season
Lawyers say women outnumber men two to one when it comes to filing for divorce in the new year. Anne Hollonds, CEO of Relationships Australia, said its phones "run hot" after the Christmas break.]

But Dr Jennifer McIntosh says often those parents are not able to cooperate and communicate well enough to shield their children from ongoing conflict.

[Or pay the rent? or feed themselves? or teach children to tie their shoe lacers? but they do manage regardless don't they?]

"We don't know long-term what the effects of combining shared care with high conflict are, my data shows short-term that these children are far more likely to be fearful, shy, clingy, to be anxious and worried children," she said.

[Oh yes we do know it's called 'normal experience' or 'common sense' and it shows long-term disregard for children that are denied equal access to both parents end up losing a parent and his/her 'extended family' including grandparents, nieces and nephews etc, who care for them all because one was simply denied that access and destroyed any possibility of any type of meaningful relationship with the child. What does that cause Dr?]

Researchers say parents who need to be ordered to have equal custody of their children are probably not equipped to make the arrangement work.

[But they were equipped to have the child? Even when we now know that up to at least three generations of parents don't have social skill to pass on to their own children here in Australia.]

Dr McIntosh says these parents are not often ready to deal with each other in a businesslike manner.

[Because the sovereign family unit is not the government's business or Dr Mcintosh's business. Oh, the Dr would like that to be so and that would make more business for the Dr. who is actually using people as fodder for her victim industry and psychologists who all get well paid to err on the side of the person paying them for their services in the Family Court for solicitors for one party or another in a 'business like profession'.]

"They need a way of sorting out communication, they need a way of cooperating at least passively and of getting on with the business of focusing on their children," she said.

[They need social skills, communication, and conflict resolution skills Dr. And parenting skills at the 'earliest intervention' not after they've had children because by then it is 'too late' to separate them because some Dr thinks they know better than parents do based on the 'prestige of grants from the government'.

Other parents are not the governments business or the Dr's business it's the parents business and both parents have equal rights to their children. And for anyone to argue that that is not the case all the way throughout a child's life, at least up until the age of 16, is running a business and living on government grants.]

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