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Policies and Programs Affecting Fathers Policies and Programs Affecting Fathers
National Parents Organization December 7, 2022

Policies and Programs Affecting Fathers

Jessica Pearson, PhD, director of the Fatherhood Research & Practice Network (FRPN) and the Center for Policy Research (CPR), along with CPR research analyst Rachel Wildfeuer, PhD, have authored a 12-chapter compilation of policies and programs that support the engagement of fathers with their children in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. more

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Programs to Help Children With Divorced Parents  Programs to Help Children With Divorced Parents 
National Parents Organization November 30, 2022

Programs to Help Children With Divorced Parents 

By Ruth Riley It's undeniably clear that divorce is challenging for children of all ages. Still, the good thing is that parents can follow various guidelines to support their kids during and after the process. Below is a list of programs to assist kids in coping with the outcomes of a divorce. Seek Outside Help Mental health centers, ... more

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What Happens to Extended Family Relationships After Divorce? What Happens to Extended Family Relationships After Divorce?
National Parents Organization November 21, 2022

What Happens to Extended Family Relationships After Divorce?

adapted from the book Combative to Collaborative: The Co-Parenting Code written by Teresa Harlow Some people like their in-laws. Some hate them. And some simply tolerate them. When you split up, you have to face at what level the relationship with your child’s other family will survive. If you aren’t very close or weren’t together long, it ... more

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Co-parenting Conflict Resolution – Alternatives to Court Litigation Co-parenting Conflict Resolution – Alternatives to Court Litigation
National Parents Organization October 27, 2022

Co-parenting Conflict Resolution – Alternatives to Court Litigation

Teresa Harlow, October 2022 When parents divorce, the final decree declares the death of the romantic relationship. But their relationship as parents lives on-whether it be acrimonious or amicable. Typically, divorcing parents follow the parenting plan they submitted with their divorce paperwork. Of course, this doesn’t mean everyone will abide by it. What should you do if ... more

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Co-Parenting and Discipline Co-Parenting and Discipline
National Parents Organization September 28, 2022

Co-Parenting and Discipline

Of all the co-parenting topics I cover, this one is central to why parents need to get this right. Otherwise, you take the risk of your child becoming a casualty of their parents’ choices. Discipline includes setting limits, teaching responsibility, rewarding good behavior, and penalizing bad choices. One of the saddest things I’ve witnessed in observing ... more

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Parental Alienation Featured On A Major TV Show Parental Alienation Featured On A Major TV Show
National Parents Organization September 21, 2022

Parental Alienation Featured On A Major TV Show

Red Table Talk just gave the best coverage of parental alienation and the failure of the family courts on a national TV show! It has over 6 million views. Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith and Grammy have suffered from the consequences of in their words being #erased and want to share. Erasing Family stars Ashlynn ... more

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Research Study: Child Custody Rulings and Parent-Child Relationships Research Study: Child Custody Rulings and Parent-Child Relationships
National Parents Organization September 20, 2022

Research Study: Child Custody Rulings and Parent-Child Relationships

Parents involved in a custody matter may participate in a study titled Child Custody Rulings Linked to Parent-Child Relationships. This survey takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete and is available at Survey Monkey until Friday, September 24, at 12:00 a.m. PST. The research study seeks to explore how alienating behaviors and parent-child relationships may be influenced ... more

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Myths and Truths about Shared Parenting and Child Well-Being Myths and Truths about Shared Parenting and Child Well-Being
National Parents Organization September 14, 2022

Myths and Truths about Shared Parenting and Child Well-Being

National Parents Organization knows that there are many harmful myths about shared parenting. Opponents of shared parenting raise a myriad of objections to a presumption that children will continue to have a full parent-child relationship with both parents even when the parents are living apart. These objections are not grounded on facts. But they mislead ... more

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Co-parenting and Decision Authority (A.K.A. Legal Custody) Co-parenting and Decision Authority (A.K.A. Legal Custody)
National Parents Organization September 12, 2022

Co-parenting and Decision Authority (A.K.A. Legal Custody)

By Teresa Harlow At the beginning of this series, you were offered insights on what to include in your co-parenting plan. So far, we’ve went deep on adopting an empathetic mindset, living arrangements, parenting time, finances, and communication. This month, we’re tackling co-parenting decision authority, also referred to by legal professionals as legal custody of the ... more

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Parent-child Communication After Divorce or Separation Parent-child Communication After Divorce or Separation
National Parents Organization July 21, 2022

Parent-child Communication After Divorce or Separation

Co-parenting Facebook groups are flush with posts from parents complaining about every aspect of communication between children and their other parent. There are parents who complain about a co-parent that calls too much. On the other side are the parents upset that they are never allowed to talk to their child when they are not ... more

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