Topic: co-parent

Circumcising A 4-Year-Old To Spite Your Ex Is Horrible Parenting

Circumcising A 4-Year-Old To Spite Your Ex Is Horrible Parenting

A lengthy court battle over the future of one child’s foreskin seems to have finally ended, and yet there are no winners in this case. I usually don’t care about what’s in a child’s pants, particularly when that child isn’t mine, but performing a circumcision on a four-year-old without a medical or religious reason is just parents using the child as a pawn and not acting in his best interest. It’s cutting off your child’s foreskin just to spite your ex. More »

Halle Berry And Ex Still Using Daughter To Lash Out At Each Other, This Time Via Her Hair

Halle Berry And Ex Still Using Daughter To Lash Out At Each Other, This Time Via Her Hair

Actress Halle Berry sought a court ruling this week to prevent her ex, Gabriel Aubry from doing further things to their six-year-old daughter’s Nahla‘s hair which make it look more Caucasian. Co-parenting is often difficult, but there are some things parents should be able to work out without a judge, and how your child wears their hair is one of them. More »

Is ‘Shared Parenting’ The Cure For Divorced Parents?

Is 'Shared Parenting' The Cure For Divorced Parents?

Child custody and support has always been a touchy issue. The family laws in place are a general guideline that gets applied to thousands of different scenarios every year. It’s impossible to create a law that fits each unique situation, so a lot of parents and children don’t get their specific needs met.

Rachel Alexander at Townhall believes that she’s found a solution. “Shared Parenting” is the idea that instead of the usual sole-custody-with-parental-visitation-model that’s so commonly used now, divorced parents should split parenting duties, time and costs equally. There would be no child support, which she considers to be the biggest problem with current family law practices, and children would alternate weeks at their parent’s home.
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