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Two points unite the approximation rule and the primary caretaker test and distinguish both from the standard approach: (1) past caretaking is deemed the essential criterion, and absent some serious problem, custody is awarded on that basis alone; and (2) courts assess past caretaking by counting the relative percentage of time each parent did specific, detailed childcare tasks.
29) In addition, the ALI Principles joined the emerging trend to substitute the traditional win-lose categories of custody (win) and visitation (lose) with terminology that reflects the assumption that both parents have a meaningful caretaking role.
This measure was created to assess demographic information and the degree of involvement in caretaking for children by grandparents.
Not having a place to go, a friend asked us to stay with them until we could find a place to rent or another caretaking job.
The transactional model of development holds that "the child and his caretaking environment tend to mutually alter each other.
The caretaking required to keep the human family fed, clothed, and attended to in all its needs allows the workplace and laboratory and corporate office to hum along in a blissful state of pre sumed autonomy.
They did not grasp that they were watching an increasingly fragile caretaking structure moving toward collapse.
She calls upon employers to organize their work policies on the assumption that all workers have caretaking responsibilities.
Here's Whitehead on fathering outside of marriage: "The boundaries between physical caretaking and sexual abuse, innocent tussling and exploitative fondling, have become blurry and ill defined.
This past year, as lawmakers continued their inexorable drive to further privatize social services for children, ironies stemming from the country's stance on the caretaking of young children multiplied.
Here is a challenge not only to gender-neutral rules in law but to social policies that define work as labor force participation - and that devalue caretaking or mother-work through workfare masquerading as welfare.
Such excessive caretaking is believed by these individuals to be required for their acceptance by family, friends and employers, and is said to protect against excessive sensitivity to criticism and profound feelings of "insecurity and guilt" (Blumer and Heilbronn, 1982).