Scientific research shows that, on average, children do better after a family break-up with co-parenting than with a single parent. So, yes, co-parenting is generally good for kids. The results are particularly striking in Sweden where co-parenting has increased from 1% to around 40% over the past four decades.
What we know already
We don’t need research to tell us about this. That separated family “team photo” above went viral online.
Everyone knows what healthy divorce and family separation looks like. But our culture and systems don’t match up.
There is a long way to go to create a normal expectation and ready support for separating families.