Institute for Family Studies: The Craziness Continues

June 5, 2017 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

Continuing from yesterday’s piece on this horror show courtesy of one Hilary Towers (IF Studies, 6/2/17).
As I mentioned yesterday, Tower…

Institute for Family Studies Has No Clue About Shared Parenting, Opposes it Anyway

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

I find I must take a short detour from reporting on the International Conference on Shared Parenting. Why? For two reasons. The first is that t…

International Conference on Shared Parenting, Day One

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

The following are a few of the high points of the presentations at the International Conference on Shared Parenting by the cream of the world&r…

Fabulous Conference Supports Shared Parenting

June 1, 2017 by Ned Holstein, MD, MS, Chair of the Board, National Parents Organization

On May 29 and 30, attendees from 24 countries ranging from China to the Middle East to Europe to North America gathered at the Downtown Westin Hotel in Boston to hear the world’s experts on shared parenting.

They heard that over 50 research studies support shared parenting as the best arrangement for most kids after parents separate or divorce; that shared parenting is better even when there is conflict between the parents (but not domestic violence); that legal conflict between the parents alone does not take away the advantages of shared parenting; that it is better even for infants; and that it improves children’s lives on numerous measures (better physical and mental health, better psychosocial adjustment, better relationships with both dad and mom, better grades in school, less delinquency, happier, and lots more).

Due to the broad international participation, the high quality of the program, the publicity we were able to attract, the videos that will be distributed and the upcoming publication of the plenary presentations, I believe that this Conference may well have an impact for many years. We asked at the beginning whether a watershed moment had been reached in our understanding of the best interest of the child. At the conclusion of the Conference, I think that from both a scientific and societal perspective, the answer will be yes.

Finally, I thought you might like to see some of the publicity we got.  

The conference was organized and hosted primarily by National Parents Organization, with substantial assistance from the Europe-based International Council on Shared Parenting.

I am sure Robert Franklin will be blogging on our website in the days to come about many of the fascinating details that emerged.

Together with you in the love of our children,
Ned Holstein
Founder and Chairman of the Board

International Conference on Shared Parenting a Huge Success!

June 1, 2017 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

The National Parents Organization’s International Conference on Shared Parenting wrapped up Tuesday evening. By any measure, it was a reso…

Are Australian Judges Paying Attention to the Research on Babies’ Overnights with Dad?

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

This piece from the always excellent Bettina Arndt raises the possibility that, in Australia at least, family courts are ignoring the exhortatio…

NPO’s International Conference on Shared Parenting (ICSP) 2017 Updates

Mark Your Calendar Now for a Unique Opportunity
in 2017!

One Trip to Boston, Two Great Conferences.

First, attend the International Conference on Shared Parenting 2017 (ICSP 2017) on May 29-30, 2017 at the Westin Copl…

New PAC Takes on Alimony Reform in Florida

May 29, 2017 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

It’s always good to see the right message delivered in the news media and such was the case here (Central Florida Post, 5/8/17). Deborah L…

Hymowitz Says the ‘Unsayable’

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

For once, a commentator on the sad state of American secondary education deals with the root of the problem (City Journal, 5/15/17). Kay Hymowitz was shocked when her old high school – Cheltenham High School in a suburb of Philadelphia – made national news because of a student brawl that injured, among others, four security guards and eight teachers. So, for the first time since she graduated, Hymowitz went back to CHS for a community meeting about what went wrong and how to fix it.

She was not amused.

In addition to memories, I found a stark illustration of the nation’s evasions about racial gaps in education.

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NPO’s International Conference on Shared Parenting (ICSP) 2017 Updates

Mark Your Calendar Now for a Unique Opportunity
in 2017!

One Trip to Boston, Two Great Conferences.

First, attend the International Conference on Shared Parenting 2017 (ICSP 2017) on May 29-30, 2017 at the Westin Copley P…

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