Recommended Articles: Co-housing and Child Rearing


Co-housing is an intentional community of private homes clustered around shared space such as a large common, kitchen, laundry, recreational, and dining area. Co-housing began in Denmark and expanded into the United States and Northern Europe. However, there are co-housing advantages and disadvantages in regard to child rearing. The articles below provide insight on this slow but steady growing trend of co-housing and if co-housing is a thing of the past or future.


DePaulo, B. (2016, November 17). Even in Tough Times, You Can Find New Ways to Be Better Off. Psychology Today, Retrieved from

Lozanova, S. (2012, December 26). Raising Kids in Cohousing Communities. Mother Earth Living, Retrieved from

Markle, E. A. (2014). Social support, social capital, and social sustainability in cohousing communities: A mixed-method analysis (Doctoral dissertation, Northeastern University).

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Aneeta Pearson, MSW, MS


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