Children Benefit from Equal Shared Parenting
Spending equal time with both parents generates better health, mental and social outcomes for the children.
Learn How We Can Help Children After Divorce and Separation
On November 6, 10am - 4pm in Dallas at Klyde Warren Park
CHILDREN WIN WITH
Equal Shared Parenting Benefits EVERYONE
Equal shared parenting reduces conflict, court costs, and using children as pawns in an adult dispute.
Studies have shown that children feel loved when they share equal time with both parents and children have fears that the non-custodial parents do not want them in unequal time that leads to poor mental and physical health.
Mothers and fathers must equally share in parenting to move society forward and to show our children that men and women are equal at both home and work.
Studies show that the pay gap decreases with equal shared parenting and women earn more.
Contact your state legislators and ask them to support equal shared parenting. If you would like to setup a meeting with your representative, we can help.
Give A Voice To Our Children
OUR CHILDREN NEED YOU TO BE THEIR VOICE AND CALL YOUR LEGISLATURE AND ASK THAT CHILDREN GET EQUAL TIME
Research has shown that 50 / 50 custody results in children feeling equally loved, supported, and taken care of by both parents. Spending equal time with both parents generates better health, mental and social outcomes for the children.
When the law and court system automatically gives more custody to one parent over another, the children are the ones who suffer. The current Texas law has a preferred custody to give more access to the “primary parent” known as the custodial parent and visitation rights to the non-cusodial parent, usually the father. As a result, the court system “encourages and produces alienating behaviors.” and high conflict as discussed in this video. And, the single, most problematic issue with giving more time to one parent, is the ability of allowing that parent to alienate the other parent.
This is one, and possibly the main reason, that non-custodial parents, usually the father, gets pushed out of the child’s life. Edward Kruk Ph.D. who specializes in child and family policy, discusses parenting alienation and how the court system contributes to that behavior. We can eliminate parenting alienation by a 50/50 custody schedule. Read More
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EQUAL SHARED PARENTING IS BETTER FOR CHILDREN, HELPS PREVENT PARENTAL ALIENATION, AND REDUCES CONFLICT. WE MUST EDUCATE OUR LAWMAKERS.
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OUR MISSION TO
Children deserve, love and want to maximize time with both parents. We put children first by promoting equal shared parenting for loving, willing and able parents.
Equal shared parenting has shown to generate better health, mental and social outcomes for our children
To have our future generation see both parents equal at both home and work. Studies have shown that equal shared parenting helps to reduce the pay gap and women earn more.
Fathers play an equally important role as a caretaker. “Fathers benefit from on-the-job experience just as mothers do. They learn to read their baby’s signals and respond sensitively. Fathers may even have a greater impact than mothers in some areas such as language development and persistence in facing challenging obstacles — the ‘can do’ attitude that is essential to success.” – Warshak
Equal shared parenting will remove the stereotypes minorities face. “The assumption that black fathers have little involvement with their children has a major impact on the way judges, attorneys, and the general public view them. This biased assumption directly affects the outcome of many divorces, child custody, and child support cases involving black fathers.” -Fordham Law Review, Volume 83, Issue 6, 2015) by Tonya L. Brito, David J. Pate Jr., and Jia-Hui Stefanie Wong.
Current Texas laws do not have any presumptions to same-sex couples. We believe two parents have the rights to have equal time and access to their children.
Stories from Mothers and Fathers
She got to have a relationship with my dad that I was never able to have with him. To this day, my stepsister is closer to my dad than I am because of our Texas family code allowed him to be an active stepdad, but not an active bio-dad.
A daughter and motherSupports Equal Shared Parenting
I put my career on hold to care for my kids, while my wife continued and advanced her career as a physician. I love my kids and I was willing to put my career on hold like many parents do when one parent makes more than the other. And I am not alone as a father. Currently 40% of women are breadwinners with children 18 years and younger.
A Stay Home FatherReduced to a Visitor to His Children
In total we were in court for 6 years, I had in total 5 lawyers, I spent $50,000+ and, the father of my daughter $100,000+. It was humiliating, emotionally draining, and a financial burden every step of the way through the process of family court.
A MotherRemoved from Her Child′s Life
My sons relationship with both his Father and I are great. He has a very well balanced life spent with both of us. However my step daughters relationship is very estranged. She even tells her Dad she just doesn’t know him. Which who would when you only get to see your father 4 days a month, sometimes 6 if there is 5 weekends in a month.
I see first hand the damage that is done to that little girl compared to my son who sees both his parents equally. I ask ALL legislators to ask divorced kids and parents and see for yourself how one sided the relationships are with usually the mothers because of the drastically unequal time the kids get to spend with each parent. Not because the fathers are bad but because our system punishes one parent (usually the Dad) in a divorce and the kids are the one suffering.
A Mother and Step MotherSupport Equal Shared Parenting
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Society and governments have viewed women to be best suited for staying home and taking care of the house and...
Society and policymakers have long thought fathers were not important in child-rearing or being an integral part of families...
As we focus on the affects of children before and after divorce, we must look at how society and laws continue to treat men as minimized parents, which greatly affect our children.
Dr. Edward Kruk Ph.D., specializing in child and family policy shares the 16 arguments for shared parenting Shared parenting preserves...