Parenting Abbreviations

A parenting plan is a written agreement in which parents make agreements about the upbringing of the children after a divorce. A parenting plan contains agreements about the care and development of their children, but also about communication between children and both parents and finances.

When you get divorced and you have children, you are legally obliged to draw up a parenting plan. In the parenting plan it is agreed in a broad sense how the children will be raised after the divorce. Divorcing parents can largely determine themselves what is agreed in a parenting plan. However, the government does set a number of minimum requirements. One is, for example, obliged to record the care and contact with the children, to make agreements about the provision of important information about the children and to record the costs of the care of minor children. If they cannot come to an agreement together, they can enlist the help of a mediator who helps to record agreements in a parenting plan.

An important clause of a parenting plan is a so-called care arrangement or visitation arrangement . This establishes respectively how the care tasks are divided and how contact with the children will proceed if one of the two parents has parental authority. In the latter case, the non-custodial parent has no responsibility for the child’s upbringing and care, but does have the right to see the child on a regular basis.

Because children develop strongly over the years, a parenting plan may no longer suit new situations. Both parents can then choose to adjust the agreements. They must both give their consent for this, since the new agreements must also be declared legally valid.


List of Acronyms Related to Parenting

APNA Alternating Parenting Network Association
ANTEROPOSTERIOR Attachment Parenting
AP Attachment Parenting
API Attachment Parenting International
BPI Better Parenting Institute
BPS Bold Parenting Seminar
CASPP Center on Adolescent Sexuality, Pregnancy and Parenting
CAPS Child Advocacy Parenting Services Inc
CEEP Clearinghouse on Early Education and Parenting
COAP Colorado Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy Parenting and Prevention
COAPPP Colorado Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Parenting and Prevention
ECAP Early Childhood and Parenting
ECPC Early Childhood Parenting Center
EIPP Early Intervention Parenting Project
FPI Family and Parenting Institute
FPN Ford Parenting Network
HOPP Healthy Options for Pregnancy and Parenting
HOPES Homemaking, Organizing and Parenting Effectiveness Service
IPFW Indigenous Parenting and Family Wellbeing
IPMA iParenting Media Awards
KIPS Keys to Interactive Parenting Scale
LEAP Learning, Earning, and Parenting
LAPP Legal Advocates for Permanent Parenting, Inc.
MAPPP Maltreatment and Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting Program
MAPP Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting
NEPI National Effective Parenting Initiative
NFPI National Family and Parenting Institute
NPA National Parenting Association
NPPA National Parenting Publications Award
NAPPA National Parenting Publications Awards
NP Natural Parenting
NCPEN North Carolina Parenting Education Network
PAS Parenting after Separation
PBB Parenting beyond Belief
PEIG Parenting Early Intervention Grant
PPJN Parenting for Peace and Justice Network
POSSE Parenting Our Successors in Society Effectively
PPW Parenting Plan Worksheet
PREN Parenting Resource and Education Network
PSDQ Parenting Styles and Dimensions Questionnaire
PASTA Parenting the Second Time Around
PWG Parenting with Grace
PPBS Postpartum Parenting Behavior Scale
PPW Pregnant and Parenting Women
RSPN Regina Shared Parenting Network
SPPA Services to Pregnant and Parenting Adolescents
SPIG Shared Parenting Information Group
SPP Single Parenting Payment
STEEP Steps Toward Effective, Enjoyable Parenting
STEP Systematic Training for Effective Parenting
TAPP The Art of Positive Parenting
TNPC The National Parenting Center
WCPC Wissahickon Community Parenting Center