NPO in the media

September 2, 2016. St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis, Missouri, “Parents, Children Have Reason to Celebrate,” By Ned Holstein (National Parents Organization)

With Missouri’s shared parenting bill signed into law by Gov. Jay Nixon taking effect Aug. 28, parents and children across the state have countless reasons to celebrate.

At its core, the law just makes sense: Children need two parents, not just one, especially in instances of divorce. A growing body of evidence shows that children desperately want and need shared parenting when their parents split. Unfortunately, sole custody remains the status quo in most states, but the research suggests that children would be better off if more states followed Missouri’s lead in passing HB 1550.

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