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McIntosh Debunked Yet Again but Still Relied on by British Social Workers in Custody Cases. January 26, 2017 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization An observant reader has passed on to me a paper from 2011 that is by turns amusing and infuriating.

McIntosh Debunked Yet Again but Still Relied on by British Social Workers in Custody Cases

It’s by Robert B. Mellor of the Faculty of Computing, Information Systems and Mathematics of Kingston University in London. BYU research finds link between father absences and declining male college enrollment. Absent dads may be contributing to the growing male gender gap in higher education, according to research published by a professor at Brigham Young University.

BYU research finds link between father absences and declining male college enrollment

Brian Willoughby, an assistant professor in the School of Family Life, was one of three authors that recently published a study in the journal “Family Relations” looking at whether the declining rate of males enrolling in college has been influenced by nonmarital birth rates and father absences. What they found was that the gender gap opened up about 18 years after family structure changes in the late 1960s. “I think we need to continue to talk about fathers and talk about their importance in our culture as we get more and more messages that they don’t matter,” Willoughby said.

Men now make up 43 percent of postsecondary enrollment, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Dads play key role in child development. Fathers play a surprisingly large role in their children's development, from language and cognitive growth in toddlerhood to social skills in fifth grade, according to new findings from Michigan State University scholars.

Dads play key role in child development

The research provides some of the most conclusive evidence to date of fathers' importance to children's outcomes and reinforces the idea that early childhood programs such as Head Start should focus on the whole family, including mother and father alike. The findings are published online in two academic journals, Early Childhood Research Quarterly and Infant and Child Development. A New Approach To Male Birth Control Is Coming. If the thought of a vasectomy is enough to make you never want to unzip your trousers again, then here’s some good news, new birth control product for men is just around the corner.

A New Approach To Male Birth Control Is Coming

Contraline’s Echo-V and Vasalgel are the latest technologies in male contraceptives. These polymer gel-like devices work by being injected into the ‘vas deferens’ (the ball sack), where they harden and block sperm from leaving the body. Despite researchers unaware of how well the devices will hold up once inside the body, they are well on their way to being available. What you didn't know having a father was saving you from. In 2014, 17.4 million children lived in a fatherless home.

What you didn't know having a father was saving you from

Every year there are more single moms raising children on their own. Despite the trend that seems to be rapidly increasing, there have been numerous studies that prove how essential a dad is to a child’s success and overall happiness. How 'dad deprivation' could be eroding modern society. Editorial: A look at the fatherless crisis. Yet, one in three Marion County children live in a home with no father figure present.

Editorial: A look at the fatherless crisis

It is a major, maybe the major socioeconomic, indeed, familial issue facing Ocala/Marion County and the country today. It is against that backdrop that the Public Policy Institute of Marion County on Tuesday launched its latest community study, “How Father Involvement Impacts a Child’s Life.” The study is an initiative of the Marion County Children’s Alliance and is the organization’s latest effort to find ways to strengthen families and, in turn, uplift children. The study presents an important opportunity to hold a conversation about how we can help some of our men, especially our young men, to be better fathers.

To be involved fathers. The numbers regarding the impact of fatherless households are both staggering and sobering. . — Four times more likely to live in poverty. A World Without Fathers. Night after night I watch my World War One and World War Two documentaries.

A World Without Fathers

I just finished the BBC’s The World at War, 30 hours or so on WWII, surely as fine a piece of work on film as there has ever been. The writers got the Battle of Midway totally confused with the Marianas Turkey Shoot and got quite a bit wrong about Leningrad. But the series in general is magnificent. Problems-with-paternity-fraud-to-securing-parental-rights_b_9244342. Paternity is a major problem area in family courts, whether you are talking about issues pertaining to fraud or biological fathers obstructed from having a relationship with their children.


Unfortunately, there is little being done to fix these matters. National Parents Organization, Shared Parenting, Child Support and Alimony Reform. Barbara Kay: Don’t sell fathers short: They are as crucial to a child’s well being as a mother. For a recent web edition of The Walrus magazine, editor-in-chief Jonathan Kay wrote a sympathetic (but not sycophantic) reflection on Justin Trudeau, with whom he spent considerable time in his role as editorial assistant for Trudeau’s 2014 memoir, Common Ground.

Barbara Kay: Don’t sell fathers short: They are as crucial to a child’s well being as a mother

“The Trudeau I Know,” reproduced in Monday’s National Post print edition, dwells on the trials of Justin’s youth associated with his parents’ breakup, and his mother Margaret’s subsequently erratic presence in his life. Long after other issues he discussed with Justin had faded from memory, what lingered for Jon were “the stories from his childhood.” He writes: “It’s one thing for daddy to leave. That happens all the time, sadly. HuffPo Prints Evidence-Free Claim that Abusive Dads ‘Routinely’ Get Custody. HuffPo Prints Evidence-Free Claim that Abusive Dads ‘Routinely’ Get Custody October 4, 2015 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization.

HuffPo Prints Evidence-Free Claim that Abusive Dads ‘Routinely’ Get Custody

The US Is Leading The Way In Fatherlessness And It's Hurting Our Kids. America leads the industrialized world in fatherlessness. Right now, around 41 percent of children are born to single mothers. For women under 30, who bear two-thirds of all children, that rate is 53 percent. Science: Dads Improve Their Kids' Lives. Dads are important, and author Paul Raeburn has the proof. His most recent book, Do Fathers Matter? , investigates how a man can affect his child's growth, mental capacity, and sexual development, among other things. Single women raising children do a poor job. Almost a quarter of all American children under the age of 18 live in a home without a father. 70% of those children are living in poverty. The term ‘single mother’, used to describe women raising children in a home without a father, is not entirely accurate, given that over half of these mother are collecting child support, indicating they are single women as opposed to single parents.

By contrast, nearly 70% of single men raising children are single parents, receiving no support from the other parent of the child. Why Dads Matter — The Atlantic. A third of American children are growing up in homes without their biological fathers. MIDVALE, Utah — Jordan Ott was the third of his mother’s six children, born over the course of four marriages. Where did all the Japanese fathers go? Aside from ikumen (イクメン, men who play a role in raising their children), Nihon no otōsan (日本のお父さん, Japanese fathers) are a pretty sad lot. The vast majority of them have been and continue to be kaya no soto (蚊帳の外, literally “outside the mosquito net,” meaning “left out”) inside their own homes — they often have no idea what their own families are up to.

Among the alarming increase in cases of shōnen hanzai (少年犯罪, juvenile crime), one fact stands out as emblematic of the state of the Nihon no katei (日本の家庭, Japanese home): The father is often nowhere to be seen. Chapter 4: How Mothers and Fathers Spend Their Time. U.S. Incarceration Rate Contributes to Fatherlessness. U.S. Children in Single-Parent Families Perform Worse on Achievement Tests than Their Two-Parent Peers. The United States has a higher share of single-parent families than do other countries.

What does this mean for academic achievement? Ludger Woessman of the University of Munich analyzed achievement differences across 28 OECD countries that participated in the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) test in 2000, in order to determine whether children in single-parent families performed as well academically as children from two-parent families. Misandry in psychology: reproductive coercion. This is the third part of a four-part series of articles about the bias against men and boys in psychological research. Does pregnancy lower testosterone in dads-to-be?

McGill University Health Centre. Boy Trouble by Kay S. Hymowitz, City Journal Autumn 2013. The Consequences of Fatherlessness. Like Father, Like Son: What the California Mouse Teaches Us About Paternal Behavior. Few species of mammals — only about five percent — are bi-parental, with both males and females showing high levels of care to their offspring. The California mouse (Peromyscus californicus) is among these rare species and has attracted the attention of behavioral neuroendocrinologist Elizabeth Becker, Ph.D., who’s kind of a rare breed herself. Behavioral neuroendocrinology is a rather specialized field, with few active researchers.