July 29, 2016 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization
In yesterday’s post about the report on the gap between boys’ and girls’ pre-school reading and writing achievement, I offered two possible causes the problem. The first was fatherlessness that’s known for affecting boys worse than it does girls. The report by the U.K. charity Save the Children made no effort to analyze data on children’s achievement levels for that variable. That is, there’s nothing in the report comparing boys and girls of single-parent families to those with two parents in the home.
July 28, 2016 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization
An important new study of British pre-school children finds boys to be significantly underperforming girls in every area of the country, in every socio-economic category, in every ethnicity and race. The report sounds the alarm calling the consequences for boys “potentially devastating and lifelong.” Here’s an article on the report (Save the Children, 7/18/16).
July 27, 2016 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization
Will wonders never cease? The Guardian newspaper has never been a friend to fathers or to reasoned discourse on issues plaguing family courts and the unfortunate parents and children who find themselves there. This article is different (The Guardian, 7/14/16). It’s a pretty sound piece on parental alienation. It gets the basics right and quotes calls for change in British courts. It quotes but a single loony PA denier only to rebut him in the next paragraph. All in all, well done.
July 25, 2016 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization
Are courts clamping down on alimony cases? Are they limiting the time during which payors have to pay? That’s what this article claims is happening in courts in the United Kingdom (Telegraph, 7/20/16). This one agrees (AOL, 7/21/16).
The end of the 'meal ticket' divorce is nigh. Courts are increasingly choosing to limit the length of time that the ex-wives of rich men (or ex husbands of rich women) can pick up a hefty monthly payment from their former spouse. If they want to maintain the lifestyle they had when they were married, then they'll have to get a job...