March 17, 2015On March 10, 2015, national grandparents magazine GRAND published the story “What The National Parents Organization Wants You To Know” on National Parents Organization’s announcement on shared parenting legislation nationwide.
“National Parents Organization is pleased to announce that at least 17 state legislatures are currently considering bills that support shared parenting and parental equality in instances of divorce or separation,” the story said.
The story continued, “National Parents Organization considers the national trend an appropriate response to the tremendous impact our nation’s family courts continue to have on the roughly 35% of American children whose parents have divorced or separated. Family courts routinely operate under a 1950s model that places parents on unequal child custody footing. However, recent comprehensive reviews of child development research show that children thrive with shared parenting following separation or divorce.”