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Regardless of sexual orientation, two adults who parent together must manage the many tasks associated with rearing children. Thus, coparenting involves coordination between the two adults in order to complete such tasks. Coparenting involves how couples divide child care labor (and whether there are discrepancies in involvement) and any parental behaviors (overt or covert) that are supportive or undermining of each other. In addition, coparenting has been found to be more strongly tied to child adjustment than other aspects of the couple relationship or individual Parent-Child relationships. Indeed, linkages between coparenting and child development are well established in heterosexual-parent families with biological children, particularly young children. Coparenting has been more commonly studied among heterosexual couples and their biological children than among lesbian and gay parents, ...

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