Parental conflict is common in many families, and childhood depression, anxiety, and aggression may be the outcome.
Less parental leave for same-sex male parents excludes them from benefits to child development.
A family systems approach to parental alienation is recommended, involving victims and perpetrator.
Coping with family conflict and adversity creates major challenges for mothers and fathers.
When a parent’s partner reports good social support, the impact of parental depression on parenting quality all but disappears.
A research review challenges claim that joint physical custody only better for child development in low-conflict situations.
A holistic approach, replacing fragmented interventions, should support couple partnerships and how both parents relate to their children.
Poor outcomes for a child are much more closely linked to damaged parent-child relationships than to parental conflict or poor coparenting.
Fathers become fully independent caregivers and take more responsibility for household tasks if they parent solo during parental leave.
But non-immigrant Black youth did report higher levels of parent support than non-immigrant White youth.
The children of college-educated parents are racing ahead of the children of less-educated parents.
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