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Emery’s Call for More Research a Trojan Horse

May 2, 2016 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

As I said yesterday, opponents of shared parenting are continuing their Long March to the Rear. Bereft of any science to support their position, they’ve stopped attacking shared parenting and begun attacking science. In a nutshell, the three pieces authored by Dr. Robert Emery and six others and published in the Family Court Review convey but a single message – “We need more research.” According to them, the existing 42 studies demonstrating the many benefits of shared parenting to children, parents and the court system aren’t enough. What would be enough? They don’t say.


Opponents of Shared Parenting Beating a Strategic Retreat

May 1, 2016 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

Given the state of academic antagonism between scientists who support shared parenting and those who don’t, it comes as no surprise that, at the same time Dr. Richard Warshak produced the paper I’ve commented on over the last few days, Dr. Robert Emery and six others have published their own point of view. They did so in the April 2016 edition of the Family Court Review that, also unsurprisingly, Emery edits.


Warshak: Children Attach Equally to Both Parents

April 29, 2016 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

In 2014, 110 prominent scientists from all over the world leant their names to Dr. Richard Warshak’s summary of the established science regarding child well-being and parenting time following the parents’ divorce or separation. Since then, that science has only increased in scale and persuasiveness. In his latest paper, Warshak reprises the recommendations of the 2014 consensus report.


Warshak Consensus Report: Shared Parenting Damps Conflict

April 28, 2016 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

Having thoroughly demolished the McIntosh, et al and the Tornello, et al studies, Dr. Richard Warshak goes on to summarize the science on shared parenting generally and enumerate the recommendations of the 110 prominent scientists worldwide who endorsed his 2014 paper distilling that science. For laypersons, that 2014 consensus report and Warshak’s latest paper are among the best summaries of the state of science on parenting time and children’s welfare post-divorce. As I mentioned in my first piece on Warshak’s latest report, it’s interesting that, in the two years following the consensus report, none of the scientists who consistently oppose shared parenting has offered anything in rebuttal.


Why Florida Is a Victory

April 27, 2016
By Ned Holstein, MD, MS, Founder and Acting Executive Director, National Parents Organization

Some of our members think we lost when SB 668 in Florida, a good alimony and shared parenting bill, was vetoed by Republican Governor Rick Scott.

They are wrong. We simply took another step toward winning.

Here’s how you can tell when a social movement is on the road to victory:

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