Back to school, for parents

Hi there,

Massachusetts has had mandated parent education for some years.  The course is titled "Understanding the Effect of Divorce on Children" and more information can be found here (PDF).

I have always thought it was a good idea, not everyone gets it, of course, but I think many do. Simple civility and how to keep the kids out of the middle are a great idea for divorcing parents.  A colleague sent me this article* which seems to indicate that these requirements have a beneficial effect.

I was also interested to see that the divorce rate is dropping.




*UPDATED 11/30/09: Link removed as article now blocked from public viewing by the AP.