8 Ways Divorced Dads Can Empower Their Daughters

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By Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW There’s no denying that a girl’s relationship with her father is one of the most crucial in her life. The quality of that connection – good, damaged, or otherwise – powerfully impacts dads and daughters in a multitude of ways.  A father’s effect on his daughter’s


The Latest Child Custody Trend: ‘Birdnesting’

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There are very few life events more Earth-shattering for a child than when his or her parents divorce. Research shows that children do best in stable households where they know what to expect and feel, but that stability is difficult to maintain while shuffling from house to house throughout the


Why Is It So Hard To Pass Shared Parenting Legislation?

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Perhaps the most frustrating aspect of the shared parenting movement is that despite such overwhelming support, progress continues to inch forward in tiny increments. That isn’t to say things aren’t moving in the right direction. Twenty states considered shared parenting laws in 2015. More states are already joining the fold


Shared Parenting Opposition Not Based On Facts

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Across the country, the shared parenting movement is gaining momentum, and has been for years. Currently, bills are being considered in Florida, Missouri, Maryland and Massachusetts that would move toward a presumption of equal access for both parents in child custody cases. More states are expected to join the fold