DadsDivorce LIVE: Parenting Programs Show Anti-Dad Bias

According to a recent study by Yale University professor Catherine Panter-Brick and her colleagues, parenting programs around the world frequently fail to engage fathers.

After a literature review of 199 studies regarding fathers’ participation and impact in programs to support parents, the researchers discovered by and large programs designed to help moms and fathers become better parents frequently left fathers out from the outset and catered their resources to mothers.

Ms. Panter Brick joined DadsDivorce Live to discuss what types of programs her study examined, why and how they tend to sideline fathers, and what changes need to be made to ensure that fathers are more engaged.

Read more about the worldwide bias parenting programs have against fathers here

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Shawn Garrison is an Online Editor for Lexicon, focusing on subjects related to the legal services of customers, Cordell & Cordell and Cordell & Cordell UK. He has written countless pieces dealing with the unique child custody and divorce issues that men and fathers face. Through his work on,, and, Mr. Garrison has become an authority on the complexities of the legal experience and was a content creator for the YouTube series “Dad’s Divorce Live” and additional videos on both the Dad’s Divorce and Cordell & Cordell YouTube channels. Mr. Garrison has managed the sites of these customers, and fostered the creation of several of their features, including the Cordell & Cordell attorney and office pages, the Dad’s Divorce Newsletter, and the Cordell & Cordell newsletter.

2 comments on “DadsDivorce LIVE: Parenting Programs Show Anti-Dad Bias

    My wife took my son from Sydney to Indiana and won’t let me see him – there is an Avo for violence and she has an ice smoking problem what do i do- during the final months of out marriage I suspected cheating so I set up a hidden camera what I found was far worse while I was away she would bring her ice dealer to the house and sleep with him for the drugs which they smoked together – I have all this on video camera but she is in Indiana

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