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Parenting or child rearing is the process of promoting and supporting the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development of a child from infancy to adulthood. Parenting refers to the intricacies of raising a child and not exclusively for a biological relationship.The most common caretaker in parenting is the father or mother, or both, biological parent(s) of the child in question, although a surrogate may be an older sibling, a step-parent, a grandparent, a legal guardian, aunt, uncle or other family member, or a family friend. Governments and society may also have a role in child-rearing. In many cases, orphaned or abandoned children receive parental care from non-parent or non-blood relations. Others may be adopted, raised in foster care, or placed in an orphanage. Parenting skills vary, and a parent or surrogate with good parenting skills may be referred to as a good parent.Parenting styles vary by historical time period, race/ethnicity, social class, and other social features. Additionally, research supports that parental history both in terms of attachments of varying quality as well as parental psychopathology, particularly in the wake of adverse experiences, can strongly influence parental sensitivity and child outcomes.

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    VIC Return to shared parenting.

    Hello, I have 2 children with a former partner. Both children were removed from her care and placed with me 6 years ago. Now the 11-year-old wants to live with her mother again. I support this. There are no orders at all in place and the mother still has all parental rights. Can DHS punish me...
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    VIC Filing for court for Property Settlement + Parenting Order myself? De Facto relationship

    Hi all, I was in a De facto relationship for 8 years - partner and I just separated. One house, 2 young kids. She is dragging her feet to do the paperwork for the property settlement (she made me leave and kept everything), offered me like 6% of our assets, I asked for 40%. We've gone through...
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    NSW What is the correct process to have parenting orders revised?

    Can new orders be put forward via an initiating application to Family Court by the other party without even acknowledging or revising the current orders? I was under the impression that to vary current orders you had to prove to the court that there has been a significant change in circumstances...
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    VIC Change child's school after final parenting order is issued

    I obtained final parenting order in May 2020 where child has shared parenting arrangement and equal parenting responsibility. Current situation is that both me and ex live in same school zone and child attends a ok-ish public primary school and there is no good high school in that zone. Ex is...
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    QLD Family Trust

    I hope this is allowed, I desperately need help, please. I met my husband in 2009, I had 2 children, he had 1, we then had 4 together. He’s a builder, we built our home in 2013, married in 2015, he remortgaged in 2017 and loaned the money, $220,000, to his company on the condition it was...
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    QLD Application for parenting orders

    Just a quick question as I have searched around a bit and cant really find an answer, we have put in an consent/ parenting plan and the com port has changed from being *closed* to being *voided by the courts,* what does this mean? I obviously will be contacting during business hours but Its the...
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    VIC Parenting orders say half of school holidays - mother saying that doesn't apply in CV circumstances

    Hello FCC orders say; "For the first half of the school holidays at the end of Terms 1, 2 & 3 from after school on the last day of term until 5 pm AEST or 5:45 p.m. AESDST as appropriate in the second Saturday after the end of term in even numbered years." Pretty clear? Victorian premier Dan...
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    Parenting orders change? Dad in jail

    Kids are 13 and 15 and their dad went to jail last year for child sex related offenses. They have not seen or heard from him in 9 months. I have sole parental responsibility. How do I change the orders to reflect no contact? Parenting orders have been in place in Vic since 2012. Also, how can...
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    ACT Adding property/financial orders to live parenting order application?

    Hi everyone, I have a quick question (that I've been unable to completely work out from the Federal Circuit Court website). I am 95% sure that you can't tack on property/financial orders to a Federal Circuit Court case that is currently ONLY about interim and final parenting orders. I would...
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    VIC Advice on change of circumstances on court order

    My daughter has a current court order in place . Her ex partner has requested a 'new arrangement' which involves a lot more time for my daughter to have my granddaughter from 6 nights a fortnight to 10 nights a fortnight . He is reluctant to go to court due to paying a lawyer & is suggesting a...