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July 11, 2016

Last week’s family-related news coverage included discussions of using game theory to teach children fairness, the benefits of living in two households, kids’ top asks during divorce, and 300,000 New Jersey adoption records set to be unsealed in January 2017.

When a Child Thinks Life Is Unfair, Use Game Theory KJ Dell’Antonia The New York Times, July 5, 2016 Sometimes life isn’t fair, but these game theory strategies may help stop the squabbling by teaching children to make fair decisions.

The Secret Superpower of a Shared-Custody Kid Rachelle Bergstein, The New York Times, July 8, 2016 Growing up across two households with two distinct sets of customs may make children living a shared-custody life more observant and adaptive.

What Your Children Want In Your Divorce Cherie Morris, Huffington Post, July 8, 2016 A skilled divorce coach highlights the four essential things kids want from you during your divorce.

New Jersey Adoptees an Access Records Come January Lindy Washburn, The Record, July 10, 2016 The law is intended to strike a balance between the interests of adopted persons in learning about their personal medical, cultural and social histories, and the desire of some birth parents for privacy. It was signed after a grassroots effort lasting decades. New Jersey’s adoption records have been sealed since 1940.

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