Spears, K-Fed doing everything wrong for their kids: Family Researcher

November 14th, 2007 - 10:30 pm ICT by admin  

Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): A University of Missouri-Columbia researcher and expert in divorce and stepfamily issues has said that the ongoing child custody battle between former star couple Britney Spears and Kevin Federline should open everyone’s eyes to the damage that can be inflicted on children who are caught in a custody war.
Larry Ganong, professor and co-chair of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) in the MU College of Human Environmental Sciences and professor in the Sinclair School of Nursing said that the two were doing every thing wrong for their kids.
“They are doing almost everything wrong,” Ganong said.
“Interparental conflict is so damaging for kids. The message is that parents need to cooperate as much as possible, put the children’s needs first, stifle anger and take the high road. I don’t get the sense that Brit and K-Fed are doing that,” he said.
Ganong is one of the co-creators of “Focus on Kids” - a program developed by HDFS faculty at MU and continually updated for educating parents on ways to put their differences aside for the sake of their children.
He said that through the program it is expected that the parents should act cordial in front of their children.
“We don’t necessarily expect the parents to like each other, but we do try to teach them to act cordial as though a person would with a co-worker or a business associate. In this case, that business is raising a child,” Ganong said.
Ganong said that it takes two people to make co-parenting a success, but in many cases, many parents were unable to work together to make their marriage a success and they just were not on the same page most of the time. (ANI)

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