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Massachusetts Human Trafficking

British Columbia Judge, Prosecutor Wink at Mom’s Fraud, Child Abduction

April 25, 2019 by Robert Franklin, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization The 49-year-old helicopter pilot choked up, recalling the tightness in his chest, the shortness of breath, the panic that gripped him Oct. 20, 2016, when his son was abducted from the family home in Langley. That Read More

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U.K.: Just 1% of New Parents Took Parental Leave

April 24, 2019 by Robert Franklin, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization Just 1% of British parents who were eligible to take parental leave in 2018 did so (Huffington Post, 4/5/19).  That’s according to data from the Trades Union Congress (TUC). A new study indicated that only 9,200 new parents Read More

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Michael Lamb on Fathers and Children

April 22, 2019 by Robert Franklin, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization Dr. Michael Lamb is possibly the most knowledgeable person about the benefits to children of paternal involvement in their lives.  He is extremely highly respected by his peers.  So it’s always a pleasure and a learning Read More

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NY City Council Asks Why Parents are Being Accused of Child Abuse for Simply Using Marijuana

Manhattan Councilwoman Carlina Rivera and Brooklyn Councilman Stephen Levin at a NY City Council hearing on how marijuana use can lead to investigations of child abuse (John McCarten / City Council – Source) City Council Asks Why NYC Is ‘Tearing Families Apart’ For Marijuana Use by Yasmeen Khan, WNYCGothamist.com Excerpts: Read More

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Nebraska Courts Approve Shared Parenting Even amid High Conflict

April 21, 2019 by Rober Franklin, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization Two Nebraska courts have gotten it right on shared parenting.  More importantly, the case may be a harbinger of things to come.  The case of Leners v. Leners was probably not easy to decide, particularly for Read More

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Social Workers Poorly Trained for Children’s Welfare

April 19, 2019 by Robert Franklin, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization As if children’s welfare agencies don’t have enough problems, now comes this (Chronicle of Social Change, 4/9/19).  It’s a piece by Tom Morton, a veteran of some 39 years’ experience in social work.  Although tactful, Morton is none Read More

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Arizona Judge Orders Lawmaker and Media Out of Courtroom in Case Where Police Kicked Down Door Because Feverish Child was not Taken to Hospital

Image Source. Comments by Brian ShilhavyEditor, Health Impact News An Arizona Judge recently ordered state Representative Kelly Townsend and the local media to leave the courtroom during the trial of the Chandler Arizona family who lost all 3 of their children for failing to take one of them to the Read More

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Michelle Obama: Divorced Dads Resemble Donald Trump

April 18, 2019 by Robert Franklin, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization Well!  Being compared to Donald Trump – that is an insult (Washington Times, 4/16/19)! That’s just what former First Lady Michelle Obama did on Sunday, though.  She compared the country under Trump to a child being cared for Read More

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Fathers’ Provisioning Leads to Nurturing

April 17, 2019 by Robert Franklin, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization If I’ve said once, I’ve said it a hundred times: fathers’ providing financially for their families is a form of childcare.  How is it not?  Earning the money for food, clothing, a roof over the child’s Read More

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