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What is birdnesting, and how can it help kids cope with divorce?

Ask anyone who's divorcing and they'll likely tell you that it's a difficult process, especially if their kids are involved. If you consult parenting books about how to help your child cope with your split, then they'll likely tell you that the best thing that you can do is to prioritize their well-being. While keeping your cool around your ex is a step in the right direction, employing the "birdnesting" approach to child rearing is another one.

Parents can reduce the impact divorce has on their kids

While there are likely many things couples who split up may fight about, those who are parents are most apt to engage in quarrels about how to best share custody of their children. Research has shown that kids who divide their time equally between both parents fare better than those who don't. This has inspired many who work in the child development field to document strategies for making joint custody arrangements work.

How does a divorce impact your child's mental health?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as many as 827,261 couples got divorced in the United States in 2016. This means that many children shifted from living in a two-parent household to learning how to split their time between two homes. Many of these kids have likely begun learning other lessons too that only those who've had to go through a divorce can truly understand.

Child custody modifications often face scrutiny from judges

For many couples, the parenting plan that they agree to when they first split up only works for a period of time. Then circumstances change. A mom or dad may get remarried, change jobs or decide to move away. A parent may develop a drug habit or start living with unsavory individuals. These are just some of many reasons that a mom or dad may petition a judge to reassess custody arrangements.

Colorado's working dads have it better than some in other states

Back in the 1960s, nearly 50 percent more moms stayed at home and cared for their kids than they do today. Also during that era, 75 percent of dads were the sole breadwinners for their households. These are just two of many different insights that researchers working for the personal finance website WalletHub recently uncovered while working on a study about the plight of working dads in the United States.

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