Principles of effective co-parenting and its assessment in infancy and early childhood.

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James P. McHale

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Book Chapter

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Date Issued

January 2010

Date Available

March 2012




Excerpt: “This chapter addresses the assessment of parenting relationships between adults responsible for the care and socialization of infants and young children…The broad principles we describe in this chapter are relevant in assessing all kinds of co-parenting systems, at any age and in any form of family; however, for cases where special considerations or circumstances are known to bear meaningfully upon co-parenting assessments, we provide additional commentary…” (p.357)


Excerpt only. Published in S. Tyano, M. Keren, H. Herman, & J. Cox. Parenthood and Mental Health: A Bridge Between Infant and Adult Psychiatry. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons doi:10.1002/978-470660683.ch32 For full access, check out the book through the USF St. Petersburg Library (HQ755.8.P37 2010), request it on interlibrary loan, or order it through a book dealer. Members of the USF System may access the full-text of the article through the authenticated link provided.




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