Child Inclusive Practice is an approach to the resolution of parenting disputes that invites parties to focus more on the developmental needs of a child than on the parties legal positions and, in doing so, can offer vastly different short and long term solutions to families.  In this article, our Anne-Marie Rice explores the opportunities available to parents prepared to adopt this approach in mediations and the obligations on lawyers to do so.  Anne-Marie has been invited to present a paper on the role of lawyers in Child Inclusive Mediation at the Child Inclusive Conference in Adelaide in October 2017.