Views on shared parenting the good and the bad
“It is difficult sometimes to put individual grievances aside and understand that because someone wasn’t a good partner, it doesn’t mean they aren’t a good parent.”
“Separation and divorce are very distressing for children, but I feel that by adopting a sharedparenting approach, I am making the most functional choice for my children in their daily lives that I can.”
“With both parents holding very different values and beliefs regarding the children, it becomes a
battle of wills as opposed to shared parenting.”
“There is a lack of protection from the ‘other parent’, who is dangerously abusive towards me and our child.
“The State/court system seems to favour parental contact, regardless of the abuse therein.”
“Although I was granted legal guardianship to my son, his mother refuses to inform me or to tell me anything about his life.
“I have raised this issue with the courts, but the judges just do nothing and there are no consequences for his mother.” “Mediation should be compulsory for separating couples and the interests of their children should be hammered home at every opportunity.”
“He used mediation as a place to say horrible things about me in an attempt to have his actions validated by someone in authority. It wasn’t very helpful.”