Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry, the father of her daughter, appear to have ended their child custody dispute. Celebrity gossip website RadarOnline reports that Aubry filed a motion yesterday to withdraw his fathers' rights lawsuit against Berry and dismiss his request for child support.
Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry is becoming increasingly embroiled in an acrimonious child custody dispute with her ex-boyfriend, Canadian model and restaurateur Gabriel Aubry, the father of the couple's two-year-old daughter.
Shared parenting brings up a lot of issues. Even happily married parents don't always disagree on how to raise their children, and it can get even harder after a divorce. Among the many decisions that parent with joint custody need to make together is what religion to raise their children in, and that issue can be contentious, as a recent child custody dispute shows.
An unusually candid discussion among a divorced couple presented on the website BonusFamilies.com illuminates an extremely common problem in shared parenting: The secret battle many divorced parents fight for their kids' affection. In the worst cases, it may lead to something called Parental Alienation Syndrome, which is when one parent systematically tears down the other in front of the kids in an attempt to utterly destroy their relationship with the other parent.
The American Psychiatric Association is in the process of a major revision of its diagnostic manual, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). Work groups across the fields of psychology and psychiatry are reviewing the manual's current list of 283 officially recognized mental health disorders to ensure they are based on the best possible science.
During and after a divorce, emotions run high. Under the best of circumstances, it can be a real challenge to co-parent children with a former spouse. Especially when the divorce wasn't amicable, a disagreement can easily become a child custody battle. In some serious cases, however, it becomes much more than a disagreement.