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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Equality for Men, When Women Face The Hard Truth!

“Unmarried and divorcing dads get a very bad deal in Ireland when it comes to traditional custody arrangements. Fathers go to court with the idea that their cases will be dealt with fairly but often find a legal system they claim doesn’t want them to be too involved in looking after their children. As a […]

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Involved Dads Lead to Healthier Kids…Research Finds

“Involved dads are making a real difference in the health and well-being of their children, a growing body of research suggests. “We know that dads who are more involved can contribute really positively to their children’s development,” says Dr. Craig Garfield, an associate professor of pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. “And they […]

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Definition of Fatherhood: Changing Perceptions

The “I do dishes, you do diapers” assignments that once defined mixed parenting may be a thing of the past. But the shifting parental landscape, where dads are expected to be involved physically, economically and emotionally, is not so easily defined. “Families are taking a hard look at how they want to raise their families,” […]

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FLORIDA HOUSE, SENATE SEND SHARED PARENTING LEGISLATION FOR GOVERNOR’S SIGNATURE

BOSTON, March 8, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — National Parents Organization is pleased to announce that the Florida Legislature has passed a shared parenting bill that is headed to Gov. Rick Scott for signature to become the new law in the State of Florida. On the heels of the Florida Senate’s passage last week of CS/CS/SB […]

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After divorce, Shared Parenting is Imperative!!!

It started months ago — the positioning, the “talk,” the traveling around the country to small towns and big cities and everywhere in between, speaking at town hall meetings, through cellphone video sound bites or via super-efficient 140-character tweets. What presidential candidates actually are talking about and what they should be talking about are two […]

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