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Oct. 29, 2018-Frequency of overnight parenting time for infants and toddlers correlates with better outcomes later in life

The third recent study is a peer-reviewed study of 116 college students, which found better outcomes for those who, in the first three years of life, spent overnights with their fathers after their parents separated. The more overnights that infants and toddlers spent with their fathers, up to half of all overnights, the higher the quality and the more secure were their long-term relationships with fathers and mothers.

Instead of discouraging frequent overnights for litigating parents, this study supports encouraging more overnights to overcome the potential harmful impact of parent conflict on father-child relationships.

Richard A. Warshak (2017), Stemming the Tide of Misinformation: International Consensus on Shared Parenting and Overnighting, Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, vol. 30, at pp.204 – 205

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