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‘Bitter Custody’s’ Bitter ‘Journalism’ on Parental Alienation

‘Bitter Custody’s’ Bitter ‘Journalism’ on Parental Alienation

March 17, 2019 by Robert Franklin, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization We’ve seen effort to discredit both the very idea of parental alienation and efforts to help alienated children and their targeted parents before.  And it looks like we’ll be seeing them again.  Here’s another, this time courtesy of “Reveal” for the Center for Investigative Reporting (Reveal News, 3/9/19).  But if this is investigative reporting, I’ll eat my hat. The program that was aired by, among others, National…

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Fraud in Missouri Adoption Nets Lawyer Just a Tap on the Wrist

Fraud in Missouri Adoption Nets Lawyer Just a Tap on the Wrist

March 13, 2019 by Robert Franklin, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization This case is a couple of years old, but offers a view of the adoption industry that we often get glimpses of but rarely see at such close range.  In re Sanford P. Krigel is a review of disciplinary action taken against adoption lawyer Krigel.  It’s amazing because the Missouri Supreme Court gives Krigel little more than a tap on the wrist for conduct that the dissent…

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Irish Examiner Goes to Bat for Equal Parental Rights

Irish Examiner Goes to Bat for Equal Parental Rights

March 8, 2019 by Robert Franklin, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization I’m pleased to see the Irish Examiner editorializing in favor of greater rights for unmarried Irish fathers (Irish Examiner, 3/7/19).  The piece begins with a trenchant quotation from Irish poet Seamus Heaney, who, when he was awarded the Nobel Prize for poetry, was wryly dubbed “Famous Seamus” by his friends. Heaney’s poem honors his father and connects his farm labor with the poet’s own poetic labors. …

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How To Survive Your Divorce And Thrive As The “Visiting Parent”: – Jeremy J. Lanning MA, LPC

How To Survive Your Divorce And Thrive As The “Visiting Parent”: – Jeremy J. Lanning MA, LPC

The National Parents Organization welcomes back Jeremy Lanning.  He’s posted to our site before.  Here’s his invaluable take on how to negotiate divorce and child custody. There is a difference between those who handle their divorce well and those who do not, especially when children are involved. Often what it means to “handle things well” is to handle them with help and guidance. As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Psychotherapist I once ran a support group years ago for isolated…

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Judge Allows Mom to Go Abroad; Mom and Kids Disappear

Judge Allows Mom to Go Abroad; Mom and Kids Disappear

March 3, 2019 by Robert Franklin, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization Sigh.  Another day, another court that’s failed to protect children (The Chattanoogan, 2/22/19). The current case is one of international child abduction that a trial court in Tennessee knew was a risk, ignored it, allowed Mom to take the children to Denmark and now no one knows where they are. Bart Critser and Denmark native Majken Wadum were married for 10 years, but divorced in 2018.  They have…

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Boys Who Father Children with Adult Women

Boys Who Father Children with Adult Women

February 28, 2019 by Robert Franklin, Member, National Board of Directors Child support laws and practices are well-known for their many shortcomings.  Child support often bears little or no relationship to what’s required to support a child and has come to look more like Mom support.  Non-custodial parents complain that they don’t know what their support is being used for.  The Office of Child Support Enforcement has complained for years that states set support levels beyond what parents can pay. …

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Senator Warren Hasn’t a Clue About Family Policy

Senator Warren Hasn’t a Clue About Family Policy

February 27, 2019 by Robert Franklin, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization Senator and presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren, D-MA, has trotted out her proposal for kids and their care in the unlikely event she becomes president.  Her proposal is a bad one (National Review, 2/20/19).  Under it, every parent earning up to twice the poverty level would receive free daycare, i.e. the taxpayers would foot the bill.  Parents earning over that amount would see their daycare payments capped at 7%…

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Fisher Two: ‘Loser Dads’

Fisher Two: ‘Loser Dads’

February 25, 2019 by Robert Franklin, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization Yesterday I posted a piece about an article by Maurice Fisher who calls himself a “mental health professional,” whatever that may mean.  His article is so bad I had to spend two posts on debunking it (Roanoke Times, 2/21/19).  From the looks of that article, Fisher could be one of those off-the-shelf know-nothings who’ve absorbed the all-too-common narrative of male corruption and female – what? – perfection, perhaps….

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Fisher: Fathers Eschew their Responsibilities

Fisher: Fathers Eschew their Responsibilities

February 24, 2019 by Robert Franklin, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization We at the National Parents Organization try hard every day to bring sanity to family courts and laws.  Countless other organizations and individuals do too.  It’s a long, hard slog.  The healthy fight to keep fathers in children’s lives is a necessary one.  Too many forces in this society militate against fathers and the result is widespread social dysfunction.  Kids raised by two parents are, on…

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Equal Parenting: A Win-Win-Win

Equal Parenting: A Win-Win-Win

February 21, 2019  While it’s not surprising that most children of divorce say they want to spend quality time with both parents, studies show that the majority of parents want an equitable custody arrangement, too. In spite of this, just one state in the nation, Kentucky, has a true shared parenting law in place, and that took effect less than a year ago. Family court practices vary from state to state, and too many remain bound to outdated policy and…

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