glossary

parenting time

Parenting time is the time that a child spends in the care of a parent. All parents usually have parenting time. And a person who stands in the place of a parent, such as a step-parent, may also get it. Parenting time used to be called access.

Parenting time can be on a strict schedule, such as every other weekend, or on a flexible schedule. In some cases, it might be supervised, which means someone else like a Children's Aid Society worker or relative, watches the visit.

A person who has parenting time usually also has the right to information about the child’s well-being, such as information about their health and education.

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