The Fathering Advisor

Mutual” Custody? I am a weeee bit confused on the issue of mutual custody. The Family Courts in New Rochelle, NY sanctioned a mutual custody decision, with certain stipulations presented by my wife’s attorney. Now a month after my acceptance of same, none if any of these so called agreements has been honored. My visitation … Read more

I Am a Father Advocate

by Archie Wortham  “The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer said. Margaret Mead said, “The highest measure of a civilization lies in how it cares for its children.” Kids are the fabric upon which our society will be built, and dads, no one is more … Read more

Daddy

by Barry Koplen under my shirt at rest on a chair, snuggled by animals was a little face there. her smile was a big one when her eyes looked at me but they wanted to close, they were ready for sleep. this picture was perfect, I know, for it seems her Daddy was sure to … Read more

FatherMag.com Chosen for Award by Reader’s Digest

Readers at the Reader’s Digest LookSmart website find FatherMag.com suggested. The Reader’s Digest “LookSmart” award is now displayed at the FatherMag.com website. During its first year FatherMag.com received an award from The Los Angeles Times, a favorable review in Whole Internet Catalog and a “Best of the Net” listing at WebCrawler. Our thanks go to Reader’s Digest, … Read more

Texas Fathers Win Again!

Veni, vedi, vici. We came, we saw, we conquored! For the past 8 years there have been a group of social workers and “psychologists” in Tyler who have run roughshod over the East Texas area on incest cases in divorce knocking off hundreds of fathers in that time. They didn’t count on encountering the “A-Team.” … Read more

Domestic Violence Statistics

The Heritage Foundation report “The Child Abuse Crisis: The Disintegration of Marriage, Family, and the American Community,” May 15, 1997 notes that: “[due to] … the disintegration of family and community … America’s infants and young chilren, about 2,000 of whom — 6 per day — die each year,” and provides the following estimate: Total … Read more

Who Are the Child Snatchers?

Child kidnappings by strangers are rare, but they do occur. A look at the news stories reveals that these strangers are usually not stereotypical perverts or ransom seekers. Who should you watch out for then? That nice lady next door. According to Hospital Safety and Security – Infant Abduction (pdf), the typical offender is a “female of … Read more

Teenage Parents

Date: Tue, 9 Apr 1996 07:17:26 -0500 (CDT) From: “Men’s HOTLINE” <men@menhotline.org> Subject: Teenage parents To: “Men’s HOTLINE” <men@menhotline.org> This from Julian Garcia of New York. NFI has been featured in the media with excellent pro-father pieces. Wade Horn, Ph.D., of Maryland, is their Executive Director. Men’s HOTLINE : 512-472-3237 : men@menhotline.org ——- A crisis … Read more

Criminal Statutes of Limitation

Unlimited justice: Once a criminal, always a criminal unlimited justice © Willee Cole – Fotolia.com All rights reserved. The statute of limitations limits the amount of time during which a crime can be punished. Time was, if someone committed an offense (as most everyone has in some manner), it had to be punished within a … Read more

Discipline

by Clyde Verner © Aleksandar Nikolov – Fotolia.com All rights reserved. We shouldn’t hit our kids. I raised two sons to adulthood without ever needing to really hit them. I thought it was due my good parenting skills. Now I know better. Some children are simply more accepting of authority. For a variety of reasons, … Read more

It’s a Boy!

The programme It’s a Boy, to be screened on Channel 4 this month, includes graphic footage of a circumcision in the Midlands that went disastrously wrong. The 8-day-old baby, circumcised without anaesthetic by a rabbi who is not a doctor, is seen bloodied and screaming in agony during the operation. When it was clear things were … Read more

Traits of a Good Parent

Not as important as you might think! by Mark Phillips    –show me more like this © Irina Fischer – Fotolia.com All rights reserved. When a couple discerns which of them should stay home with their children, there are personality traits that seem like they would be useful for the Primary Parent to have but aren’t … Read more