Washington D.C., Oct 23, 2003 / 22:00 pm
A new study in the Journal of Family Studies shows that the majority of babies who alternate living with their divorced parents develop long-lasting psychological problems.
Lide Site News informed that Jennifer McIntosh, a clinical psychologist and family therapist, says alternating between divorced parents causes "disorganised attachment" in 60% of children under 18 months. In the long term, these children grow up to have "alarming levels of emotional insecurity and poor ability to regulate strong emotion" as teens and adults.
A federal parliamentary inquiry into child custody is now looking at the merits of 50-50 arrangements.