ERIC Number: EJ676962
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: 0
Payoffs and Pitfalls of Listening to Children.
Warshak, Richard A.
Family Relations, v52 n4 p373-84 Oct 2003
Children's perspectives can enlighten decisions regarding custody and parenting plans. This article discusses why most procedures for soliciting children's preferences do not reliably elicit information on their best interests and do not give children a meaningful voice in decision making. Instead, these procedures provide children with forums in which to takes sides in their parents' disputes. (Contains 113 references.) (GCP)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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