National Parents Organization (NPO)

Shared Parenting Momentum Grows in Europe

Author: By: Ned Holstein, MD, MS Founder and Chair of the Board, NPO

The movement for shared parenting continues to grow in western democracies. In addition to support for shared parenting from the Roman Catholic Church, and the Resolution favoring shared parenting passed by the Council of Europe, now comes news of three recent European meetings.

National Post

Barbara Kay: Want to help society? Let kids know their fathers

Fathers Day — celebrated this Sunday — is rapidly becoming the most meaningless holiday of the year. Or, for too many kids, the saddest.
Author: Barbara Kay

U.S. government statistics tell us that over a third of all American children are not living in two-parent homes: forty per cent of children are born out of wedlock and between 33-50 per cent of children of divorce lose complete contact with one parent within three years. Usually it’s the father.

Associação Portuguesa para a Igualdade Parental e Direitos dos Filhos

V Conferência Internacional Igualdade Parental Séc. XXI, 31 de Maio e 1 de Junho de 2016, Santarém

Temática: “Práticas e Perspetivas sobre a Coparentalidade e as Crianças”
Author: Angela Hoffmeyer - Published 30.05.2016 00:13

Pelo 5º ano consecutivo a Associação Portuguesa para a Igualdade Parental e Direitos dos Filhos organiza, este ano em conjunto com a Câmara Municipal de Santarém, a sua Conferência Internacional “Igualdade Parental Séc.XXI”. Este ano, a V Conferência Internacional “Igualdade Parental Séc. XXI” decorrerá Auditório da Escola Superior de Saúde de Santarém (Quita do Mergulhão, Srª da Guia, 2005-075 Santarém), sob o tema “Práticas e Perspetivas sobre a Coparentalidade e as Crianças”, nos dias 31 de Maio e 1 de Junho de 2016.


Author: Torsten Fabricius - Published 27.05.2016 13:03

Ο Σύλλογος Συνεπιμέλεια συμμετείχε με ένα καθηγητή Ιδιωτικού Δικαίου της Νομικής Σχολής Πανεπιστημίου Αθηνών και ένα Επιστήμονα Επαγγελμάτων της Οικογένειας στις εργασίες του δεύτερου συνεδρίου του Διεθνούς Συμβουλίου Κοινής Ανατροφής Τέκνων – ICSP, www.twohomes.org με θέμα

Dr. Richard A. Warshak

Stemming the Tide of Misinformation: International Consensus on Shared Parenting and Overnighting

White Paper
Author: Angela Hoffmeyer

This white paper describes the purpose and background of a two-year project to stem the tide of misinformation that was generating confusion about where the scientific community stood on shared parenting for preschool children. Four decades of research were reviewed, analyzed, and vetted by incorporating feedback from an international group of experts in the fields of attachment, early child development, parent-child relations, and divorce. Social Science and Parenting Plans for Young Children: A Consensus Report was published in the American Psychological Association’s journal, Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, with the endorsement of 110 highly accomplished researchers and practitioners, several who contributed seminal studies cited in the report.

Council of Europe - Parliamentary Assembly

Ensuring that parents have equal rights vis-à-vis their children

Equality and Non-Discrimination - report and draft resolution
Author: Angela Hoffmeyer - Published 30.09.2015 20:38

Council of Europe member states should remove from their laws any difference based on marital status between parents who have acknowledged their child and ensure that parents have equal rights vis-à-vis their children under their laws and administrative practice, the PACE Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination has said.

In adopting a draft resolution unanimously on equality and shared parental responsibility prepared by Françoise Hetto-Gaasch (Luxembourg, EPP/CD), the members said that the role of fathers vis-à-vis their children, including very young children, needs to be better recognised and properly valued.

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National Parents Organization (NPO)

Family Law Reform Conference Gathers Leading Researchers and Practitioners

Joe Sorge opened the Divorce Corp. Family Law Reform Conference with a call for less fighting because less fighting is good for everyone. And Ned Holstein, Founder and Chair, National Parents Organization, and Joe Sorge, Director, Divorce Corps, ended the
Author: By Rita Fuerst Adams, National Executive Director, NPO - Published 23.11.2014 18:42

With his usual flair for presenting complex data in a form all can grasp and understand, Joe Sorge quickly made the case for how home and work life in the United States have changed dramatically yet our family laws and our family law courts and child support guidelines have remained stuck in the past. Modern family roles and structures have evolved, yet the laws have not.

A highlight of the conference was Malin Bergstrom, PhD, a developmental psychologist with the Division of Reproductive Health at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. Bergstrom and her colleagues have completed a study of the well-being of every (176,000) 12-15-year-old child in Sweden in order to ascertain the effects of family structure on the children. Children in intact families perform better on a wide variety of measures of physical health, mental health, and educational outcomes than do the children of divorce. Children of divorce whose parents share their care equally do better on all those measures than do the children of single parents.

The other striking piece of her presentation was that Bergstrom stated that the legal reform came first; followed by social change. Obviously, this confirms National Parents Organization’s work and strategy.

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Article dans psychologies.com

Qu’est-ce qu’une bonne garde alternée ?

Author: Torsten Fabricius - Published 21.10.2014 15:30

« Qui a deux maisons perd la raison. » Un projet de loi s’inscrit en faux contre cet adage : il prévoit la double domiciliation des enfants de parents séparés. Comment mettre en pratique cette alternance souvent compliquée ?

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Signatures de 18 experts et scientifiques renommés:
Preserver besoins enfant apres separation.pdf

The Federalist

What ‘New’ Studies Say Is Best For Children Of Fractured Homes

Trading weekends is out. Children need open access to both parents.
Author: - Published 06.10.2014 21:01

What is the best custody arrangement for children after divorce? Most of us outside of family lawyers and courts don’t think about that question until we are faced with it. And then adults tend to choose administrative stability, figuring the kids are as exhausted and spent as themselves. Children of divorce face such an upheaval that it makes sense to adults that the children need time to rest and recover, and so we prioritize routine.

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