Is Free-Range Parenting a Crime?

Is Free-Range Parenting a Crime?

Illustration by Andrea Ucini. (Source) If your parenting style doesn’t mesh with shifting cultural expectations, is that against the law? By Kasey Cordell 5280.com Excerpts: It only takes about 50 steps to get from Monica and Devon Jones’ Stapleton house to the pocket park across the street—maybe 100 if you’re a pint-size person. In fact, when the Joneses bought their house in 2014, they picked it in part because of its proximity to the green space: They could see the…

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The Right’s Squabble Over Men and Boys

The Right’s Squabble Over Men and Boys

January 9, 2019 by Robert Franklin, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization There’s been quite a kerfuffle among the center-right commentariat over the past few days.  Fox’s Tucker Carlson started it with a ten-minute opinion piece on some of the ways in which this culture denigrates men and boys to everyone’s detriment.  Many of Carlson’s points hit the nail on the head. His was followed by an article by David French in the National Review, and it’s French’s on which…

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Vote Shared Parenting in Missouri

Vote Shared Parenting in Missouri

January 8, 2019 by Linda Reutzel, Chair, National Parents Organization Missouri Chapter and Member, National Board of Directors When the bell rings on opening day this Wednesday, January 9, 2019, in the Missouri Assembly,  companion shared parenting bills, HB 229 sponsored by Representative Kathy Swan and SB 14 sponsored by Senator Wayne Wallingford, will be ready for legislative action.  The legislative language in these bills has been vetted in previous sessions and so these bills are ready for passage. State…

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Vote Shared Parenting in Missouri

Vote Shared Parenting in Missouri

January 8, 2019 by Linda Reutzel, Chair, National Parents Organization Missouri Chapter and Member, National Board of Directors When the bell rings on opening day this Wednesday, January 9, 2019, in the Missouri Assembly,  companion shared parenting bills, HB 229 sponsored by Representative Kathy Swan and SB 14 sponsored by Senator Wayne Wallingford, will be ready for legislative action.  The legislative language in these bills has been vetted in previous sessions and so these bills are ready for passage. State…

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Texas Baby Taken at Birth from Mom Testing Positive for Marijuana Found Dead in Foster Home Where Child Pornography was Found

Texas Baby Taken at Birth from Mom Testing Positive for Marijuana Found Dead in Foster Home Where Child Pornography was Found

Image from inForney.com. by Bryant Martin inForney.com Excerpts: One adult is in custody on charges of possession of child pornography from a home in Forney where an infant foster child died unexpectedly December 29. Christian S. Richmond, 19, was booked into the Kaufman County jail on possession of child pornography where he awaits arraignment according to jail records. Law enforcement officials confirm to inForney.com that his address is the same home where an infant in CPS foster care died unexpectedly. Elizabeth…

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Texas Baby Taken at Birth from Mom Testing Positive for Marijuana Found Dead in Foster Home Where Child Pornography was Found

Texas Baby Taken at Birth from Mom Testing Positive for Marijuana Found Dead in Foster Home Where Child Pornography was Found

Image from inForney.com. by Bryant Martin inForney.com Excerpts: One adult is in custody on charges of possession of child pornography from a home in Forney where an infant foster child died unexpectedly December 29. Christian S. Richmond, 19, was booked into the Kaufman County jail on possession of child pornography where he awaits arraignment according to jail records. Law enforcement officials confirm to inForney.com that his address is the same home where an infant in CPS foster care died unexpectedly. Elizabeth…

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New Jersey Judge Strikes Down License Suspension Law

New Jersey Judge Strikes Down License Suspension Law

January 6, 2019 by Robert Franklin, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization A measure of sanity now leavens New Jersey’s public policy on the enforcement of child support delinquencies (New Jersey Law Journal, 1/2/19).  State Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson has struck down as violating the state’s constitution that portion of a New Jersey statute mandating automatic driver’s license suspension in all cases in which “a child support arrearage equals or exceeds the amount of child support payable for six…

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WaPo: Absolving a Female Filicide of Responsibility

WaPo: Absolving a Female Filicide of Responsibility

January 4, 2019 by Robert Franklin, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization The Washington Post is at it again (Washington Post, 1/1/19).  In the linked-to article, the Post pulls out all the stops to reinforce the notion that men, but not women, are dangerous to their families and kids.  The most remarkable part of the piece is that it uses a case in which a mother murdered her two children to try to make the point. On about September 5,…

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Barnes/Govan Case: Child Support or Mom Support?

Barnes/Govan Case: Child Support or Mom Support?

January 3, 2019 by Robert Franklin, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization Some articles say a little in a lot of words, but some, like this one, say a lot in a few (TMZ, 12/31/18).  Now, I doubt that the anonymous writer knows how much he/she’s actually communicating, but that doesn’t alter the fact that the piece is a small gold mine or information.  It weighs in at a bantam-weight 140 words, but those with eyes to see and…

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Arizona Twin Boys Suffering from Environmental Illness Medically Kidnapped from Parents Feeding them Organic Diet

Arizona Twin Boys Suffering from Environmental Illness Medically Kidnapped from Parents Feeding them Organic Diet

Twin Boys Taken From Their Parents Due To Food Intolerances, Accusing “Neglect” by BECKY PLOTNER Nourishing Plot Six-year-old twin boys in Mesa, Arizona were taken into custody by the Department of Children Services (DCS) for “Neglect” due to food intolerances. Both boys have had a lot of chemical and food sensitivities their whole lives, starting from when they were weaned from breastfeeding. “We have constantly struggled with their food sensitivities, one step forward, two steps back,” Jessica, acupuncturist and mother…

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