In Australia, More of the Same on Children’s Overnights from the Anti-Dad Crowd

By Robert Franklin, National Parents Organization

https://nationalparentsorganization.org/recent-articles?id=21798  One way or another, Jennifer McIntosh and her colleagues who oppose fathers having overnight care of their children before they reach age five just never quite seem to go away. And when they poke their heads up, they always seem to be saying the same things and those things always seem to be at […]

A SPECIAL MESSAGE TO MOMS: FOSTER YOUR DAUGHTER’S BOND WITH HER DAD POST-DIVORCE – USA

By Terry Gaspard MSW, LICSW movingpastdivorce.com

http://lw4sp.org/blog/2014/6/3/a-special-message-to-moms-foster-your-daughters-bond-with-her-dad-post-divorce Father’s Day is quickly approaching. Even in the 21st century, far too many children living in reconstructed families are suffering from being separated from their fathers or not reaping the rewards of shared parenting. What do most divorced dads want this Father’s Day? My guess is more time with their children. As the numbers […]

More dads demand equal custody rights, reject child-support arrangements of yesterday – USA

By Sharon Jayson USA TODAY

Detroit Free Press http://www.freep.com/article/20140614/FEATURES01/306140062/dads-demand-equal-custody-rights    Kory Borde, 44, with his children (clockwise from top left): Cole, 11, Chance, 13, Carson, 3, and Ivy, 7. Borde divorced in 2006 and has full custody of his two sons from that marriage.  /  Kate Patterson for USA TODAY By Sharon Jayson USA TODAY Their websites send a clear […]

Lifting Blanket Restrictions

Professor Richard Warshak

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/richard-warshak/lifting-blanket-co-parenting_b_5265072.html                      Print Article                                                                   Big changes are afoot Down Under. And these presage changes in the U.S. and Europe as well. For the past few years, a research report issued by the office of the Australian Attorney General, with statements of its lead author, has exerted a disproportionate impact on […]

Warshak Paper May Influence Child Custody Decisions in Australia

Robert Franklin Esq. National Parents Organization Parents@NationalParentsOrganization.org

The last redoubt of the anti-father crowd is being breached. Read about it here (Sydney Morning Herald, 4/28/14). For decades, the data on children’s need for fathers have been building up. Over 20 years ago, prominent family sociologist David Popenoe was able to say that some 30 years of social science information demonstrated that children […]

Movement on fathers’ overnight access

Bettina Arndt, published in The Age, Melbourne

                Barriers constraining divorced fathers having their young children stay with them overnight may be lifted, with key family law organisations revising policies blocking overnight care of infants and toddlers.   The rethink follows the publication of an academic paper endorsed by 110 leading international experts challenging the policies. The paper is highly critical of […]

Empty days, lonely nights

Bettina Arndt

http://www.theage.com.au/national/empty-days-lonely-nights-20140428-37e3e.html  A belief that children under three should not stay overnight with their separated or divorced father has underpinned our family law system for years. Has it all been a mistake?  Bettina Arndt reports. Across Australia, fathers are being told in mediation sessions or by lawyers that there’s no hope of overnight contact with children […]

FOUR BEAUTIFUL GIRLS… ONE UGLY MOTHER

Larry Pickering http://pickeringpost.com/story/four-beautiful-girls-one-ugly-mother/2047

  1 DAY AGO623 COMMENTS The sordid saga of the four Italian girls simmers and still no-one is winning this awful tug of war. Okay, my involvement with the father, Tomasso Vincenti, was an emotional one as I witnessed his willingness to suffer to see his children. Channel 9’s 60 minutes last night attempted to […]

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly – The Fatherless Generation

Shirley Edwards - NewsWithViews.com

LIFE IN THE U.K. TODAY – Part 4http://www.newswithviews.com/Edwards/shirley103.htm  [These are my views as a woman living in England, on how the culture and spirit of my country has changed over 50 years. Why the country does not feel protected or strong any more, how it has lost, and is losing it values and decency, and […]

The dad effect: Why dads are as important as mums

Fiona Baker, Kidspot

While the mother-child bond is indisputable, increasingly research is showing that dads, too, have a huge impact on their kids – and vice-versa. Of course, it makes sense that today’s fathers should be found to be at least equally as influential as mothers, yet it’s tended to be mums who’ve got all the credit, or, […]