The Drama Behind Separation: Starring: Brad and Angelina

(Sources: CNN/Econotimes )Brangelina’s breakup over what Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie call “irreconcilable differences” may have been heartbreaking to a lot of the ex-couple’s fans. But even with such shocking news, the couple has always been congenial about each other regarding the state of their previous relationship, with Jolie even talking about Pitt as a […]

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Shared Parenting Keeps Families Together

For decades, it was a woman’s job to raise kids and a man’s job to pay for them. Our family courts are still forcing those gender roles on people, even when they divorce or separate. We still see courts making mothers the primary custodians over 80 percent of the time. It’s still a woman’s job […]

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Shared Parenting Gaining Steam Across The Nation

The every-other-weekend dad, born from two generations of soaring divorce rates, was once a conventional part of American culture. In recent years, more couples have been agreeing to parent after divorce as they did in marriage: collaboratively. Now lawmakers are accelerating this trend toward co-parenting, with legislatures in more than 20 states considering bills this […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Law Favoring Unwed Mothers Over Unwed Fathers

The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down a federal law based on what the justices called “stunning stereotypes” — among them that most men care little about their children born out of wedlock. Under the law, a child born abroad to an unwed American mother automatically becomes a U.S. citizen if the mother previously lived […]

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Lessons Learned from Fatherhood

(Source: HuffPost.com, Author: Andrew McConnell)A good friend, father and fellow CEO recently suggested that for one of my startups and parenting pieces, I write about the commonalities between potty training a toddler and building a business. I thought it was a great idea, and told him I would work on it. Then, nothing. The more […]

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Improve Shared Parental Leave To Cut Gender Pay Gap

The government must do more to improve the sharing of parental leave if it wants to reduce the gender pay gap, a cross-party group of almost 50 MPs has urged in a letter backed by women’s and family charities. Organised by the Labour MP David Lammy, the letter to Justine Greening – who is minister […]

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Maryland Voters Support Shared Parenting!

By Robert Franklin, Esq. For MarylandReporter.com A new survey of Maryland voters reveals overwhelming support for shared parenting following divorce. Earlier this year, Public Policy Polling conducted a survey of 580 Old Line State voters regarding their attitudes toward shared parenting and Maryland law on child custody. A whopping 79% of respondents said they thought […]

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Evolving Conversations with our Sons!

Recently I had a conversation with a friend discussing how the relationship between fathers and sons has dramatically changed. In the past fathers would nervously sit with their sons and discuss important topics including “the birds and the bees” (aka human sexuality). Traditionally these conversations took place when fathers realized their “little guy” was now […]

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Understanding Consent through Fatherhood!

“As a father of daughters” is now a well-worn phrase, trod out every time men feel the need to distance themselves from misogynistic comments or behavior. Of course it’s been particularly pervasive in the last few days, as Republicans have denounced Donald Trump for saying he “grabs” women’s genitals in a leaked video from 2005. […]

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Graduating in Fatherhood

“On my honor, I will give my children my time, my love and my heart. I will be an example of a good man to my children and others around me. I will be an involved, responsible and communicative father. From this day forward, I pledge to be the best father I can be.” The […]

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