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December 9, 2015

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NPO’s Holstein Spotlighted at International Conference on Shared Parenting
By Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization
Ned Holstein
Ned Holstein, Founder and Acting Executive Director, National Parents Organization
The International Conference on Shared Parenting to be held in Bonn, Germany December 9 - 11 will feature the National Parents Organization’s chairman Dr. Ned Holstein as speaker. NPO continues to lead the growing worldwide push toward greater children’s access to both parents following divorce. Holstein’s and NPO’s successes in increasing awareness of the benefits of shared parenting are now bearing fruit not just in the United States, but in the wider world. NPO is justifiably proud of that leadership role.

One measure of the impact that role now has is the number of media sources that have picked up on Holstein’s appearance in Bonn. Some 100 news outlets like Reuters, Bloomberg Business as well as prominent state sources like the Boston Globe, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the San Jose Mercury News and others have run pieces on Holstein’s appearance.

Once again, NPO is leading the charge for shared parenting, armed with the latest worldwide information on shared parenting.

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Good News! Richard Wexler’s Back.
By Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization
After a three-year hiatus, America’s most knowledgeable lay authority on child welfare agencies, foster care and related issues is back in the saddle and reporting on the website for the National Coalition for Child Protection Reform. During those three years, Richard Wexler’s been missed. He’s a clear voice of fact-based reason in a policy area too often fraught with emotion and distorted by federal money.

Put simply, Wexler gets it. His take on foster care is solidly based in the science of children’s well-being that demonstrates that, necessary as foster care sometimes is, it’s vastly overused by CPS agencies coast to coast. Usually the best alternative for children, even when there is mild or in some cases even moderate, abuse or neglect, is with their biological parents. That means the best approach for CPS caseworkers is usually to provide services needed by those biological parents. If they’re unemployed, that may mean referring them to job placement or training services. If drug or alcohol abuse is the problem there are programs for that too. Read more...

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Jennifer Fink — Still Fighting the Good Fight
By Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization
Part of the battle for shared parenting is educating the public and policy-makers that men generally aren’t dangerous to children or their mothers. Reams of social science demonstrate the fact, of course, but public policy and popular culture beg to differ. As a result, fathers face an uphill fight to gain even minimal access to their children post-divorce. That’s bad for kids, bad for dads, bad for moms and bad for society generally. Amazingly, it’s also public policy.

Jennifer Fink isn’t having it. This article describes her horror at learning that three of her four sons were forced by their school to, along with every other boy in the assembly, stand and promise to never, ever, under any circumstance, hit or harm a woman or a child. They did this while all the girls remained seated. Of course, NPO is against anyone hitting women or girls; but we are dismayed at the discriminatory treatment of boys in this setting, and the shaming. Read more...

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