We may have parenting classes over here, but a judge in Canada has gone one further. He has ordered a couple involved in a dispute over their children to read three books about parenting in a divorce situation before they return to court in December, and provide proof that they completed the assignment, by the 30th November. They must also write "a one-page summary for each book of one insight that they have gained from it and one strategy, if any, they are prepared to adopt based on it". Explaining the reasoning behind the order Judge David Price said that it: "may improve their ability to communicate and resolve some of the issues that are still troubling them".
How long before we see similar orders over here?