Tag: Fatherhood



The Challenges Facing Fathers

False allegations of abuse. An increasing number of children being born out of wedlock. Unfair child support guidelines. These are just some of the most troubling issues men and fathers face in today’s society, according to Dr. Gordon Finley, a professor of psychology at Florida International University who researches fatherhood and divorce. Finley’s work has been featured in more than 100 publications. He spoke with...

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What is Parental Alienation Syndrome?

Parental Alienation Syndrome is a term that is often thrown around in divorce and custody cases and is commonly referred to as the effect of parental alienation. It is not, however, a disorder that is recognized by the medical community as a medical issue. Parental alienation is when a child, based on a number of factors, estranges from one parent. In divorce cases, or other...

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The Open Hatred of Males

Misandry is the hatred of males, and Dr. Edward Stephens believes it is openly institutionalized in today’s society. Stephens is the founder of The Foundation for Male Studies and an internationally-recognized physician and psychiatrist. His organization is holding its second annual conference on Male Studies on April 6 in New York City, and it will also be made available online. Stephens talked with MenRights.com and...

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Research Supports Shared Parenting Legislation

Shared parenting legislation is making its mark across the country with at least half a dozen states considering bills that would implement equal parenting in child custody cases. One reason for the increased awareness is Dr. Linda Nielsen’s report “Shared Parenting: A Review of the Support Research.” Nielsen is a nationally recognized expert on father-daughter relationships, president of the American Coalition for Fathers and Children,...

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Paternity Leave Facts

The Human Rights Watch has come out with a report that in part documents the health and financial impact on American workers of having little or no paid family leave after childbirth, while also showing the inequalities facing fathers when it comes to availability of paternity leave. The 90-page “Failing its Families: Lack of Parental Leave and Work-Family Supports in the U.S.” report describes the...

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Post-Divorce Contact Between Children & Non-Custodial Fathers

A recent Huffington Post column focused on a 2010 study by Jacob Cheadle, Paul Amato and Valerie King on how involved non-custodial fathers were with their children post-divorce. Perhaps not surprisingly, the “Patterns of Nonresident Father Contact” research study found that physical distance between a father and child is the biggest determining factor in the amount of contact between them.


Stay at Home Dads Rights

Stay at Home Dads Rights

As more and more fathers are becoming stay-at-home dads, many have questions about dads rights and if theirs are the same as stay-at-home moms. Typically, the mom who stayed at home during the marriage receives primary custody of the children along with child support and alimony after a divorce in order to continue living the lifestyle she was accustomed to. But with the new era...

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Paternity Struggles: The Rights of Unwed Fathers

Over the last 50 years the number of children born to unmarried parents has increased from 5% to 41%, according to a Pew Research Center study on the rise of new family types. Thus, far more children now live with an unmarried parent. This change from the typical family unit has caused an increase in conflicts between the unwed parents when issues regarding child support...

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The Role of Fatherhood and Parenting

Society unfortunately attaches a negative stigma to divorced fathers who are viewed with skepticism and pity. The poor portrayal of fatherhood in the media only adds to this perception, according to a survey by the National Fatherhood Initiative. The survey reveals even the mothers agree; more than half of moms say that the media portrays fathers in a negative light. The same survey found that...

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What is Parental Alienation?

Parental alienation is an act by a parent that tries to denigrate and destroy the relationship between a child and the other targeted parent. Many consider parental alienation to be a form of child abuse. Symptoms of alienation can vary from child to child, making it difficult to explain the need for help, according to Jill Duffy, a father’s rights attorney with Cordell & Cordell....

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