Modern Fatherhood: No Longer Hapless Dad

National Parents Organization - Newsletter June 13, 2013

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June 13, 2013

NPO Logo National Parents Organization improves the lives of children and strengthens society by protecting every child's right to the love and care of both parents after separation or divorce. We seek better lives for children through family court reform that establishes equal rights and responsibilities for fathers and mothers.
Modern Fatherhood: No Longer Hapless Dad
By Rita Fuerst Adams, National Executive Director,
National Parents Organization
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According to the Café Mom’s at the Stir, Subaru, Clorox, Tide and Downy, Oreo, and Google Chrome “get” dads. These ads have our vote, too.

In her article, 5 Sweet Commercials That Really Get Modern Fatherhood, author Jeanne Sager says she became a champion for fathers after she became a mom. There is nothing like having to defend your husband to make you more aware of how American advertising makes men look like hapless dads. Speaking about her husband, Jeanne Sager said, “He’s a man who is every bit as involved in his daughter’s life as I am, and when companies insult him, they’re insulting our whole family dynamic.” Read more...
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Father’s Day 2013
Happy Father's Day

Father’s Day has been celebrated annually since 1972 when President Richard Nixon singed the public law making it a public holiday. The idea began in 1909 when Sonora Dodd of Spokane, Washington was listening to a Mother’s Day sermon. She decided she wanted a special day to honor her father.

Her father, William Smart, was a Civil War veteran. Widowed, he was left to raise his six children on the family farm. The month of June was chosen and proclaimed in 1910 because this is the month Smart was born.

Establish an Affiliation in Your State

National Parents Organization is working to build a strong affiliate in every state. What will it take to bring National Parents Organization to your state? Leadership. It takes a team of volunteers to organize in your state and to reach out to legislators, media, and other groups who will work with us to make shared parenting the norm.

If you are ready, please contact Rita Fuerst Adams, National Executive Director. Together we can built an affiliate in your state.

Just in Time for Father’s Day! An Article Trashing Dads
June 12, 2013 by Robert Franklin, Esq.

PASK: Gender of Perpetrator Not a Factor in Domestic Violence
June 10, 2013 by Robert Franklin, Esq.

UK Report: Marriage the Most Stable Family Structure
June 9, 2013 by Robert Franklin, Esq.

Slate XX: Three Kids by Three Different Fathers — Just Another Lifestyle Choice
June 7, 2013 by Robert Franklin, Esq.

Time Magazine Takes on Alimony Reforms
June 6, 2013 by Robert Franklin, Esq.

The opinions expressed herein are those of our guest authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Parents Organization or its Board of Directors.
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