Dealing with Divorce and Custody Issues and Blended Families
This Principle is not complete without reading API's Eight Principles of Parenting Introduction -- important information for understanding the context API's Principles of Parenting.
Attachment Parenting International has gathered the following resources that deal with separation, divorce, custody issues, and blended families.
- Provide Consistent and Loving Care - One of API's Eight Principles of Parenting
- Strive for Personal Balance in Your Personal and Family Life - One of API's Eight Principles of Parenting
- Read Children of Divorce: Divorce and Attachment (PDF) by Isabelle Fox, PhD
- Read Overnights: The Difference Between Night and Day by Isabelle Fox, PhD
- Read How Older children Cope with Joint Custody, an excerpt from The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce: a 25 Year Landmark Study
- Read Infants and Joint Custody (PDF), an excerpt from The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce: a 25 Year Landmark Study
- Read Growing Up Without Dad Around on the API Forums
- Read Infants struggle in shared care while rigid, shared parenting puts school aged children at risk – new reports from LaTrobe University
- Read Overnight Custody Arrangements, Attachment, and Adjustment Among Very Young Childrenfrom the Journal of Marriage and Family
- Participate in the Divorce & Custody section of the API Forums. For more information on obtaining access to the private forum, click here.
The Attached Family
API's The Attached Family online magazine, updated weekly with articles on a variety of topics, is an extension of the quarterly The Attached Family print magazine. The following articles on Divorce/Custody and Blended Families are accessible at no cost on The Attached Family online magazine. Please consider joining API to help support API's ability to continue providing this information.
- In Search of Support: My Experience as a Single AP Mom
- Do Two Halves Make a Whole?
- Blending In
- Children of ‘High Conflict’ Custody Battles Tend to Suffer More Emotionally
- What Can a Parent Targeted by Parental Alienation Do?
- Dr. Isabelle Fox on Overnight Visitations: As Harmful as We Suspect?
Members also receive a quarterly magazine, The Attached Family. One of next year’s issues focuses on Divorce and Single Parenting, as it relates to Attachment Parenting.