What do children want?

What do children want?

In November 2012 a new study has been published into the perspectives of young adults who experienced parental separation in their youth.

The report contains a list of the ingredients of successful contact which it identifies as:

  1. Parents involving children in the decision making
  2. Little or no post separation conflict between the parents
  3. No domestic violence or serious concerns about the care the non-resident parent could provide
  4. The resident parent encouraging the relationship between the child and the non-resident parent
  5. The non-resident parent making time for the child
  6. The child feeling equally at home in both the resident and the non-resident parent’s home
  7. Either the non-resident parent not re-partnering, or the child getting on well with their new parent.