By ASU Now
Raising children isn’t like it was in your parents’ and grandparents’ generation.
The family dynamic has changed because we have changed. Our choices have expanded. Our focus has shifted, and we’ve honed in on our children’s emotional and psychological well-being. There is a lot more nuance to parenting now.
Arizona State University’s Project Humanities felt it was a subject worthy of examination and debate in a recent livestream event titled “Humanity 101 on the Homefront: Co-Parenting.”
“Even in the best of circumstances when parents or caregivers are together, parenting is challenging,” said Neal A. Lester, professor of English and director of Project Humanities. “Tonight’s conversation, in partnership with the Come Rain or Shine Foundation, continues our ongoing series on parenting via the lens of Humanity 101 — respect, integrity, compassion, forgiveness, kindness, empathy and self-reflection. Our diverse panelists remind us again that there is no ideal parenting manual and that to be ‘good’ parents, we must be good adults.”
“I tend to lean towards a more broad definition of co-parenting because I see such a broad scope in the line of work I do.”Kaine Fisher, Rose Law Group partner and director of family law