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Most Poor Children Love Their ‘Deadbeat’ Dads But Government Bureaucrats Don’t Care

Most Poor Children Love Their ‘Deadbeat’ Dads But Government Bureaucrats Don’t Care

April 24, 2018 By Ned Holstein, M.D. and Robert Franklin, J.D., National Parents Organization Board members The Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) claims that we should adopt even more draconian policies to collect child support than we already do by passing the Farm Bill currently before Congress. The National Parents Organization strongly believes that parents should responsibly support their children. But “cracking down” on parents who are poor has a long history of hurting children more than helping them. Child…

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Christian Paasch Interviewed by Stand Magazine

Christian Paasch Interviewed by Stand Magazine

April 23, 2018 Congratulations to Christian Paasch, Chair of the Virginia National Parents Organization Chapter, on his recent interview in Stand Magazine about his work in advancing the goal of shared parenting post separation or divorce.

What Should British Dads Do to Keep Contact with their Kids? President of Family Division Has No Answer

What Should British Dads Do to Keep Contact with their Kids? President of Family Division Has No Answer

April 23, 2018 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization Apparently uncomfortable with his absurd take on the case of C vs. P & Others in the previous week’s blog, John Bolch revisits the matter here (Marilyn Stowe Blog, 4/19/18). As I said yesterday, Bolch managed to find that a family court judge was acting in the best interests of two children when she left them in the care of their mother who had denied…

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‘Best Interest’ Standard Unconstitutional?

‘Best Interest’ Standard Unconstitutional?

April 20, 2018 The following post was contributed by a friend of NPO. The US Supreme Court recently decided an immigration case titled Sessions v. Dimaya that has received extensive press attention because Justice Gorsuch cast the deciding vote against the Trump administration. The opinion is available here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/17pdf/15-1498_1b8e.pdf. Justice Gorsuch’s concurring opinion is also noteworthy because it has significant implications for family law. Justice Gorsuch held the statute in question violated the Due Process Clause of the US Constitution…

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Brennan Excoriates Fathers’ Depictions in Pop Culture

Brennan Excoriates Fathers’ Depictions in Pop Culture

April 18, 2018 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization Terry Brennan’s fifth article in his series on fatherlessness takes on communications media depictions of Dad, both now and around mid-century (Daily Caller, 4/17/18). That of course seems always to be an issue. Have movies, television programs, advertising and the like improved over the last, say, 20 years? They have. Nowadays, fathers are often shown to be loving, caring and competent. If we weren’t paying…

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Penn Parents Alert, April 25th is Too Important!

Penn Parents Alert, April 25th is Too Important!

Dear Members and Supporters Shared parenting and parental alienation advocates are gaining a foothold in PA. National Parents Organization of PA is hosting Parent Alienation Awareness Day on April 25th. Now is the time to give children what they most want: time with both parents! To learn more about the event, go to the National Parents Organization Press Release. Tittle of Event: Parental Alienation Awareness DayDate: April 25th Time: 11:00am to noonLocation: Harrisburg, PA State Capital RotundaOpportunity to tell your…

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Theresa May Wrong on Wage Gap, Wrong on Shared Parenting

Theresa May Wrong on Wage Gap, Wrong on Shared Parenting

April 15, 2018 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization Prime Minister Theresa May isn’t very popular in the U.K. She’s made a number of missteps and misstatements on a range of subjects that have enriched ophthalmologists forced to treat legions of Brits for terminally-rolled eyeballs. Her speech to Parliament, reported on here, won’t improve matters (Evening Standard, 4/8/18). But, cockeyed optimist that I am, I perceive what I think to be a silver lining…

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Missing the Boat of Fathers and the Children Who Need Them

Missing the Boat of Fathers and the Children Who Need Them

April 13, 2018 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization This is a well-meant, heartfelt article about some of the problems facing boys and the men they become (Medium, 4/5/18). But author Benjamin Sledge’s own assumptions about men and masculinity undermine his message. Far worse, he never imagines what the sources of the problem he discusses might be. His title is “Today’s Problem With Masculinity Isn’t What You Think: Welcome to a generation of emotionally vacant…

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The Horror! Women Paying Alimony to Men

The Horror! Women Paying Alimony to Men

April 12, 2018 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization Here at National Parents Organization, we argue for equality in parenting time for Mom and Dad when they divorce. We do that for many good reasons. Equality is good for kids, good for fathers, good for mothers, good for society and good for the public purse. I’ve said that many times, but there’s another reason to argue for equality. Generally speaking, equality under law and…

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Massachusetts Parental Alienation (Child Custody) Skills Workshop Saturday 4/21 at 10:00 AM

Massachusetts Parental Alienation (Child Custody) Skills Workshop Saturday 4/21 at 10:00 AM

Massachusetts Parental Alienation (Child Custody) Skills Workshop Saturday 4/21 at 10:00 AM Event to be held at the following time, date, and location: Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT) Walpole Public Library143 School StreetWalpole, MA 02081 View Map Attend Event Share this event: DATE CONFIRMATION and NEW TIME: Saturday APRIL 21, 2018  from 10:00-1:00 (15 minute break at 11:30).  (Often times many parents want to stay and chat with other parents (new friends) and even…

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The Financial Incentives of Fatherlessness

The Financial Incentives of Fatherlessness

April 11, 2018 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization Part Four of Terry Brennan’s excellent series on fatherlessness is here (Daily Caller, 4/9/18). His latest is on child support laws and the many ways in which they achieve the dubious goal of taking fathers from children. As I’ve said many times, fatherlessness is the public policy of the United States and the several states. Our laws, regulations and practices accomplish that in far too…

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NZ: Teacher Loses Job After 40 Years Due to False Allegations

NZ: Teacher Loses Job After 40 Years Due to False Allegations

April 9, 2018 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization Just this past week I commented on an article by Terry Brennan in The Daily Caller. As usual, Brennan’s piece was well thought-out and fact-based. I quibbled with the notion that a “male role model” is a substitute for a father, but agreed that, in the absence of a father, a child needs some male figure in his/her life and, well, something’s better than nothing….

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