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Jon Gosselin wants custody of just 1 child

Alaska reality television viewers may have heard that Jon Gosselin is trying to get custody of just one of his eight children from his ex-wife, Kate. Reportedly, Mr. Gosselin is seeking custody of his 11-year-old daughter, Hannah, one of the sextuplets that made the family famous.

International child abductions have complications

Alaska parents may have heard that an estimated 8,000 children across the nation have been abducted by a parent between 2008 and 2013, with more than 1,000 children being reported missing each year. Many parents attempt to take the children out of the country, which can make it very difficult for the other parent to recover their child. In fact, it is believed that only half of the abducted children ever return to the U.S.

The benefits of joint custody on the mental health of children

A long-standing argument about which type of custody situation is best for kids may have led to confusion among Alaskan parents. Child experts have long assumed that shared custody, which involves kids living part-time with both parents, was more stressful. A new study opposes that view, showing evidence that the benefits of contact with both parents outweighs the stress of moving and that kids in a joint custody situation are actually less stressed.