Female Bullying or Mountains of Molehills?

August 9, 2017 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

Olga Khazan could use a good editor, or in fact any editor at all. As I mentioned in previous pieces, her Atlantic piece runs to 6,350 words a…

Khazan, High-End Lawyers and the Dreaded ‘Queen Bee’

August 7, 2017 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization
Continuing my response to Olga Khazan’s article in The Atlantic about women bullying women at work.

Now, it’s possible that Joyce B…

Women Bullying Women at Work Means ‘the Workplace’ Must Change

August 6, 2017 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

Yesterday, I quoted this from Olga Khazan’s article in The Atlantic about women bullying women at work.

Joyce Benenson, a psychologist at Emmanuel College, in Boston, thinks women are evolutionarily predestined not to collaborate with women they are not related to. Her research suggests that women and girls are less willing than men and boys to cooperate with lower-status individuals of the same gender; more likely to dissolve same-gender friendships; and more willing to socially exclude one another. She points to a similar pattern in apes…

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Women Bullying Women: The Atlantic Weighs In

August 4, 2017 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

As I so often say, “It’s the zeitgeist.” We live in a world in which a fair amount of public discourse is taken up trying (a…

A Case in Arizona Illustrates the Danger to California Kids Allowed by the State Supreme Court

August 3, 2017 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

I recently wrote three pieces about the scandalous decision by the California Supreme Court that, forever after, allows child protective agent…

Australian Dad Writes About Wife’s Deceit

August 2, 2017 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

This heartbreaking story is, on one hand, just about the couple involved (News.Com.Au, 7/23/17).  But it also reveals a fair amount about the zeitgeist as it pertains to fathers, mothers and children.

A 44-year-old Australian man named Scott and his first wife have three kids.  They’re divorced and Scott is remarried.  He and his second wife have a child of their own, bringing Scott’s total to four.  Apparently, Scott’s first wife is quite cavalier about when she wants him to see their three children.

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Ohio Supreme Court Stops Adoption, Upholds Father’s Rights

July 31, 2017 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

In an opinion that does a bit to support single fathers’ rights in adoption cases, the Ohio Supreme Court has stopped an adoption and eff…

In re R.T.: Is it Constitutional?

July 30, 2017 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

This continues my discussion of the grave miscarriage of justice that is the California Supreme Court’s decision in the case of In re R.T…

Now California DCFS Can Take Children from Fit Parents on the Theory that They May be at Risk of Harm

July 28, 2017 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

In yesterday’s piece, I described how the California Supreme Court dramatically expanded state power at the expense of parental rights in the case of In re R.T. R.T.’s mother, Lisa E., is agreed by all to be a fit parent who’s concerned for her daughter’s welfare. She’s done nothing wrong as a mother. She’s never abused or neglected R.T.

Despite that, she can’t control R.T.’s behavior. R.T. has been running away from home for the past 3 ½ years and is now 17. She became pregnant at age 15 and is pregnant again. Her first child is a ward of the state.

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California Supreme Court: State Can Take Child from Fit, ‘No-Fault’ Parent

July 27, 2017 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

In a much-discussed opinion, the Supreme Court of California has vastly extended the state’s power over children while diminishing parent…

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