Study: Children Really are More Settled When They Move More Often to Spend Lots of Time with Both of Their Divorced Parents

We’ve all heard that children do best after divorce when they are able to have unlimited access to both parents and/or divide their time equally between living with each of their parents. Some recent studies seem to bear this out.

A study in Sweden finds that children who rotate homes weekly to divide their time evenly between both of their parents actually experience less stress and fewer psychosomatic symptoms than children who live in one home with one parent.

Further, not entirely surprisingly, what causes kids the most stress is when their parents are constantly fighting.


  1. this Yahoo Parenting article: The Divorce Custody Arrangement That Benefits Kids Most
  2. this Time magazine article: This Divorce Arrangement Stresses Kids Out Most and
  3. this Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health article: Fifty moves a year: is there an association between joint physical custody and psychosomatic problems in children?