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How shared child custody agreements benefit children

Parents who are divorced or divorcing are often still emotional over the collapse of their relationships. Because of this, many Florida parents battle with each other regarding child custody arrangements. Of course, a number of parents will argue that they are the best suitable parent for the child, but research indicates that children thrive more when they are able to spend time with both parents.

Most individuals are under the assumption that children are more stressed out when they continuously move from place to place. However, a new study indicates that children are better off when they can divide their time with both parents. To confirm this notion, experts reviewed national data of children between 12 years old and 15 years old. Experts looked into health issues including stomach problems, loss of appetite and headaches.

It was discovered that 19 percent of these kids lived with both parents while 13 percent lived in a one-parent household. Children who lived with both parents had fewer issues than those who lived with just one parent. Children who live with both parents are able to increase their time with other family members and increase their social circle.

It is often difficult for most parents to give up part of their time with their child. However, for well-being's sake, children are better off when they are afforded the opportunity to spend equal time with both parents. If Florida parents can put their difference aside, it can create a positive future for their children by having shared child custody arrangements.

Source: time.com, "Divorced Parents and Child Custody: Less Child Stress in Joint Custody", Mandy Oaklander, April 27, 2015

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