The trend today in parenting after divorce is equal time shared between both parents. Typically this is measured by the number of overnights the child has with each parent. While this may seem to fair to the parents, there’s a growing movement that says it’s not in the child’s best interest.
It’s my belief, and I feel strongly about it , that going back and forth is not for the kid. It’s for the parents so they can both say, “We’re good parents and we have her 50 percent of the time.” It makes me crazy ~ Donna F.
Donna F and her husband divorced after about six years of marriage. Their daughter was just two years old at the time. Donna thought she would have her daughter the majority of the time because her ex at the time didn’t seem interested in being actively involved. Long story short, the court ended up ruling 50/50 parenting time. Donna felt so strongly that all the back and forth was not in her child’s interest that she opted to move out of state to become the Disneyland Mom, allowing her daughter to live most of the time with her father.