Faculty Publications


Shared child rearing in nuclear, fragile, and kinship family systems: Evolution, dilemmas, and promise of a coparenting framework.

SelectedWorks Author Profiles:

James P. McHale

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date


Date Issued

January 2010

Date Available

March 2012


Excerpt: “This chapter examines the vital but overlooked importance of coparenting coordination and collaboration for families and in children’s lives…three main sections in this chapter…why coparenting and marital systems in the family are not the same…major research findings form studies of coparenting in nuclear families—and, where available, in fragile families in which parents are not married as well as in extended kinship systems…how a coparenting framework might be enlisted to guide program and policy efforts…” (p. 77)


Excerpt only. Published in M.S. Schulz, M. Pruett, P.K. Kerig, R.D. Parke, M.S. Schulz, M. Pruett, …R. D. Parke (Eds.), Strengthening couple relationships for optimal child development: Lessons from research and intervention (pp.77-94). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. doi: 10.1037/12058-006. For full access, check out the book through the USF St. Petersburg Library (HQ503.S77 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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