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William Fabricius: Infant ‘sleepovers’ & long-term correlations

June 11, 2016


Fabricius – Infant Overnights: Long-Term Correlations (circa July 2013) Introduction For the last approximately 15 years there has been interest among family policy makers, researchers, legal scholars and mental health professionals in the potential risks and benefits of infants and young children of divorced or separated parents spending overnight time with their non-custodial parents. [1]  […]

Why infants should not have ‘overnights’ with their Dad

May 17, 2016


Why infants should not have ‘overnights’ with their Dad – Exactly what is the argument in favour of this ? For a start, it is claimed – and it’s true – that there is no pre-existing study(s) of what are the long-term implications associated with overnight stays at their father’s during a child’s infancy. This […]

Pamela Ludolph rejects McIntosh et al

May 6, 2016


The Special Issue (of the Family Court Review) on Attachment: Overreaching Theory and Data By Pamela S. Ludolph, 2012 Short biogrpahy: Pamela Ludolph is a clinical and forensic psychologist in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and a lecturer at the University of Michigan. She holds an AB in psychology from Mount Holyoke College, an AM in educational theory […]

Emery calls a Crisis Committee

May 3, 2016


Emery’s RESEARCHERS’ ROUNDTABLE “BENDING EVIDENCE FOR A CAUSE: SCHOLAR-ADVOCACY BIAS IN FAMILY LAW by Robert E. Emery, Amy Holtzworth-Munroe, Janet R. Johnston, JoAnne L. Pedro-Carroll, Marsha Kline Pruett, Michael Saini, and Irwin Sandler Behind the seemingly tranquil scenes of academic life an undeclared internecine war has been declared along the corridors of influence and prestige. […]

Shared parenting in Sweden

March 23, 2016


Shared parenting in Sweden and elsewhere – are kids different ? By Dr Malin Bergström Presentation to the 2nd ICSP (International Conference on Shared Parenting), Dec 2015, organised by Twohomes, Bonn, Germany Data from: Centre for Health and Equity Studies (CHESS)  CHESS is a collaboration between Stockholm University and Karolinska Institutet (For previous publications by […]

‘Cutting edge’ or cutting your losses ?

April 19, 2015


  The leap from academia into the bruising world of business can be traumatic for some who try it. This may be especially true of those attempting to leap from the ethereal world of, say, Psychology, and/or Public Policy. Felicity Bell & Judy Cashmore in their paper of Feb 2013 (Outcomes of Child-Inclusive Mediation) point […]

Parenting by the Clock – Richard Warshak

March 5, 2015


Parenting By The Clock: The Best-Interest-of-the-Child Standard, Judicial Discretion, and the American Law Institute’s “Approximation Rule”  by Dr. Richard A. Warshak Clinical Professor of Psychology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas Overview “Parenting by the Clock” is a scholarly paper authored by the well-regarded Richard Warshak. [1] Having scanned the original it is […]