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The Guardian Addresses False Claims of Abuse — Sort Of

April 20, 2015 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

Leave it to The Guardian. The British paper is well-known for its routine ignorance of the issues children face in family courts in trying to maintain relationships with both their parents. Along with that comes an unwillingness to acknowledge the reality of things like parental alienation, since the great majority of that is perpetrated by custodial parents the great majority of whom are mothers. Closely related is the issue of false claims of abuse (which often make up part of the alienating strategy), which are also mostly made by mothers according to much social science.

 

‘Free Range’ Parenting Better for Kids than ‘Helicoptering’

April 19, 2015 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

In the wake of the most recent harassment of Sasha and Danielle Meitiv and their two children by Silver Springs police and Child Protective Services, comes this fine article by Ross Pomeroy who, remarkably enough is a zoologist, environmental scientist and assistant editor of RealClearScience (RealClearScience, 4/2015).

 

Frank Bruni’s Dad: Being All the Father He Could Be

April 17, 2015 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

Here’s a fine and touching tribute to his father by Frank Bruni of the New York Times (New York Times, 4/15/15). It’s well worth the read for a number of reasons. One is Bruni’s love and respect for his father and his ability to see him clearly. Another is his dad’s many fine qualities. But, all that said, I wonder if Bruni sees exactly what he’s saying.

 

Meitiv Children Busted Again; Kept from Their Parents Over Five Hours

April 16, 2015 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

Today we begin with a test. You the reader must decide, in the following scenario, who is the responsible adult. By “responsible,” mean which adult treated the children in a manner that traumatized them the least. Are you ready? Here we go:

 

ABC News Australia Advocates for More Children to be Taken from their Parents

April 15, 2015 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

ABC News in Australia has gone to bat for greater numbers of children to be taken from their parents and adopted out of foster care. Read about it here (ABC, 4/10/15). In her rather lengthy article, writer Candice Marcus quotes extensively from those in favor of increasing adoption rates but never gets around to asking for an opposing view. This is journalism? The upshot is an article with no balance to obstruct its frank bias in favor of taking kids from parents.


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