NPO in the media

March 17, 2016. Parent Herald, “Legislature Passes Shared Parenting to Help Children After Parents Divorce,” Quotes Ned Holstein (National Parents Organization)

The founder and board chairman of the National Parents Organization, Ned Holstein supports Scott signing the bill to become a law. He said that it will improve children’s grades, decrease teen pregnancy as well as their use of alcohol and drugs.

“I don’t understand why he would not sign it,” he said. “What’s not to like?”

Based on the research done by the US Centers for Disease Control, the Department of Justice and the Census Bureau, 90 percent of runaway and homeless youth and 71 percent of high school drop-outs were children raised by a single parent.

“What used to be taught decades ago was that kids needed one home after divorce,” Holstein said. “That sounds sort of nice. But it’s a slogan, and it wasn’t based on research.”

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