Ideally children should be parented cooperatively. They should be permitted and encouraged to form the best possible relationship with both parents and develop health connections with the families of both parents as well. If children feel safe and secure in their primary relationships, they are likely to be successful, happy, and well-adjusted. The goal is to establish a base from which children can continue their uninterrupted healthy growth patterns.
Every child has the right to:
- Develop a relationship with both parents
- Exist in a world free of parent-driven conflict
- Go back and forth to visit freely between both parents
- Spend time and engage in activities with both parents
- Have a comfortable and safe space in both homes
- Expect consistent behavior from both parents
- Have the major issues (medical, legal, educational) shared with both parents
- Not ever be put in a position to choose between their parents
- Sometimes make their own choices and to be heard
- Be a child
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