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Month: May 2019

Equal Parenting: Cause of Child Well-Being, or Correlation

Equal Parenting: Cause of Child Well-Being, or Correlation

This continues from yesterday my discussion of Dr. William Fabricius’ paper “Equal Parenting Time: The Case for a Legal Presumption,” that will be published in hard copy in October of this year in the Oxford Handbook of Children and the Law, edited by J.G. Dwyer and published by Oxford University Press. Is there a causal effect of equal parenting on increased child well-being or are the 60+ studies finding better outcomes for children with equal parenting merely correlational?  Dr. Fabricius…

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Dr. William Fabricius: Evidence Compels Equal Parenting Presumption

Dr. William Fabricius: Evidence Compels Equal Parenting Presumption

May 24, 2019 by Robert Franklin, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization As Joan Kelly has pointed out, the current child custody statutes were written in the absence of evidence of how well they promoted children’s well-being. The evidence that is now available is compelling that failure to enact presumptions of equal parenting time risks unnecessary harm to children’s emotional security with their parents, and consequently unnecessary harm to public health in the form of long-term stress-related mental…

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BBC Finds No Mothers – Only Fathers – Who Harm Children

BBC Finds No Mothers – Only Fathers – Who Harm Children

May 23, 2019 by Robert Franklin, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization To watch this article try – really try – to be gender-neutral in its treatment of domestic violence and child custody arrangements, only to cave into blatant anti-father sentiments that are only too well known to readers of the BBC, would be amusing were the subject not so grave (BBC, 5/15/19). The issue seems to be whether courts treat claims of DV by one parent or the other…

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Defiant Texas Mom Opposes Tyrannical Medical Doctors Trying to Medically Kidnap Newborn Unvaccinated Baby

Defiant Texas Mom Opposes Tyrannical Medical Doctors Trying to Medically Kidnap Newborn Unvaccinated Baby

InfoWars reporter Millie Weaver with her husband and new-born unvaccinated baby. (Source) Comments by Brian Shilhavy Editor, Health Impact News Texas mom and InfoWars reporter Millie Weaver recently went public and talked about her experience with medical doctors regarding her newborn unvaccinated baby. Millie explains how she wanted to have a natural vaginal birth, even after her first child was born by cesarean (VBAC), but her doctors disagreed, and so her baby was born via C-section. As a result, they had to…

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The New York Times Ignores Fathers’ Voices

The New York Times Ignores Fathers’ Voices

May 22, 2019 by Robert Franklin, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization This continues yesterday’s discussion of a New York Times piece that excoriates fathers for not doing their share of childcare, but ignores mothers’ failure to pull their weight in earning (New York Times, 5/4/19). In so doing, the author, Darcy Lockman, produced one figure on the percentage of childcare done by mothers with no citation that contradicted the best survey data on what men and women do every…

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Alabama Lab Owner Arrested for Falsifying Results of Drug Tests Used to Medically Kidnap Children

Alabama Lab Owner Arrested for Falsifying Results of Drug Tests Used to Medically Kidnap Children

Photo: Dale County Sheriff. Source. by Brian Shilhavy Editor, Health Impact News Local media in Alabama are reporting that Brandy Murrah, owner of A&J Lab Collections in Ozark, Alabama, has turned herself in to local police over charges that she falsified paternity tests and drug test screenings in child custody cases. Dale County District Attorney Kirke Adams has stated that Murrah’s actions may have resulted in a potential “tidal wave” of DHR cases where children were removed from their parents based on false…

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New York Times Trashes Dad – Again

New York Times Trashes Dad – Again

May 20, 2019 by Robert Franklin, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization This being the New York Times and a pre- Mothers Day piece, we’re not surprised to find it astonishingly anti-dad and utterly incurious about the realities of family life and the “work-life balance.” (New York Times, 5/4/19)  Put simply, the writer, Darcy Lockman ignores the obvious, the not-so-obvious and basic common sense in order to excoriate fathers.  Doubtless, come Fathers Day, she’ll turn her sights on moms….

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Texas CPS Drops Appeal in Mason Bright Case

Texas CPS Drops Appeal in Mason Bright Case

May 18, 2019 by Robert Franklin, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization Texas Child Protective Services has dropped its appeal of a $127,000 sanctions case against it (Houston Chronicle, 5/16/19).  I first wrote about the case here. Last July, little Mason Bright, then five months old, fell forward and hit his head on the driveway.  His mother, Melissa, took him to Texas Children’s Hospital where doctors found two skull fractures and what seemed abnormal bleeding on his brain.  That spurred a…

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Minnesota: Anti-Shared Parenting Forces Still Have Nothing to Say

Minnesota: Anti-Shared Parenting Forces Still Have Nothing to Say

May 17, 2019 by Robert Franklin, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization The same article I wrote about yesterday goes on from Scott Vogel’s story about spending $130,000 and three years of his life trying to get more than about 14% parenting time with his son and daughter (KARE11, 5/14/19).  It discusses a bill before the legislature that would establish a presumption of equal parenting. State Representative Peggy Scott, R-Andover, is leading an effort to change the law. She and…

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Minnesota: Fit Father Shoved to the Sidelines

Minnesota: Fit Father Shoved to the Sidelines

May 16, 2019 by Robert Franklin, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization Here’s a balanced and informative article on the push for shared parenting in Minnesota (KARE11, 5/14/19).  NPO’s good friend, the redoubtable Molly Olson has been battling the state legislature on behalf of shared parenting for well over a decade now, so it’s good to see her getting a bit of a boost from the press. The article starts with Scott Vogel and his donnybrook in family court. Unable…

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