Surviving Your Teenager
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National Parents Organization’s Holstein: Science Supports Shared Parenting
October 13, 2014 by Robert Franklin, Esq.
The anti-dad crowd has pretty much stopped even pretending to have any serious arguments against shared parenting.They’re down to utterly threadbare claims long debunked by social science and their willingness to use them, despite their invalidity, says all we need to know about those activists who will seemingly say anything to keep fathers out of kids’ lives. Read more…
The American Zeitgeist as Revealed in Slate by ‘Prudie’
October 12, 2014 by Robert Franklin, Esq.
The zeitgeist, as revealed by popular culture is a remarkable thing to behold. Now, just how much of the aforesaid zeitgeist is reflected in pop culture is anyone’s guess. My own is that there’s a lot more wisdom and common sense in most Americans than in all the professional opiners but together. Given a chance — which is rare — everyday folks have a way of seeing through the cant and drawing conclusions that are, often as not, pretty sound. I have enough experience talking to juries to know that they readily cut through the haze of legal argumentation to the quick of whatever case is before them. Read more…
Jake Strickland Adoption Case: Putative Father Registry Cuts Fit Father Out of Child’s Life
October 10, 2014 by Robert Franklin, Esq.
When discussing putative father registries, proponents often make the claim that they’re good for single fathers because they allow them to avail themselves of their parental rights. Laws that were passed to facilitate adoptions by removing single fathers from the adoption process become, in the words of PFR enthusiasts, a boon to the very fathers whose rights they circumvent. I’d say it doesn’t get much more hypocritical than that except that, of course, the whole thing is done to line the pockets of adoption lawyers and agencies. Read more…
North Dakota: Former Lieutenant Governor Launches Scurrilous Attack on Shared Parenting
October 9, 2014 by Robert Franklin, Esq.
I’ve been reading anti-shared parenting opinions for many, many years. The longer the issue remains in the public forum, the less sense these people make. But even by that remarkably low standard, this piece stands out (Jamestown Sun, 10/6/14). Read more…
Australia: Caseworkers Defy Ministry to Return Child to Mother Who Murdered Another
October 8, 2014 by Robert Franklin, Esq.
The National Parents Organization promotes shared parenting between mothers and fathers. We’re not doctrinaire on the subject; we believe in shared parenting following divorce for the very good reason that the great weight of reputable social science demonstrates that children are better off with both their parents both during and after marriage. Into the bargain, a multitude of other benefits to mothers, fathers, society generally and the public purse flow from dual parenting. Read more…
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October 7, 2014 by Robert Franklin, Esq.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month has been observed every year in October since 1987. That means there has been 27 years of attempts to raise awareness about domestic violence in the United States, yet there has been little progress toward resolving this social plague. Why have domestic violence awareness and prevention campaigns been so ineffective? Read more…