21 September 2021. When parents with young children separate, what are appropriate parenting time schedules? How often are the parents equal attachment figures in the child’s mind? How many overnights are appropriate when there is one primary parent? What factors might suggest more or less overnights? How does the child’s age and availability of siblings affect potential schedules? What is the real world experience of your clients?
Are John Bowlby’s thoughts in his 1976 book Separation: Anxiety And Anger (volume 2 of his Attachment and Loss trilogy, and Patricia Crittenden’s book Raising Parents (2d ed, 2015) helpful for answering these questions? We’ll take a look at the current state of research on this issue, and then share our client experiences to explore this complex topic.
In 2014, a pair of seminal papers were published reflecting a state of the art argument. Since then, more articles have been published and we’ll see if we can pull together a list of quality papers for the session. The 2-part 2014 articles were supported by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) and published in their Journal, Family Court Review.
Klein Pruett, Marsha, McIntosh, Jennifer, Kelly, Joan (2014). Parental Separation and Overnight Care of Young Children, Part I: Consensus Through Theoretical and Empirical Integration. FCR volume 52, No. 2, April 2014, 240-255.
McIntosh, Jennifer, Kline Pruett, Marsha, Kelly, Joan (2014). Parental Separation and Overnight Care of Young Children, Part II: Putting Theory into Practice. FCR volume 52, No. 2, April 2014, 256-262.
Date: Tuesday, 21 September 2021 (live, partially recorded)
Length: 90+ minutes
Host/Facilitator: No host, open discussion led by Mark Baumann
Platform: Zoom meeting
Sponsor: Conflict Science Institute
Session times: (US/EU/Africa/India): Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. Seattle (UTC -7) (11:00 a.m. in Dallas; noon in Miami; 5:00 p.m. in London; 7:00 p.m. in Cape Town; 9:00 p.m. in New Delhi; midnight in Bangkok.)