important for children to have a meaningful relationship with both parents is not about parental rights. It’s about children’s rights – their entitlement to see and have quality time with both parents, save in exceptional cases. The expression ‘quality time’ is bandied about too frequently and carelessly. As a result, it has lost much of its credibility and currency. However, it has a meaning, to be found in the many longitudinal studies of children following parental separation: in short, children generally benefit hugely from seeing and spending good-quality time with both mothers and fathers.
fulcrum to demand an equal division of time.