TOOL OF THE DAY: Parental Authority

CATEGORY: Family Law

“Reduced father involvement after divorce has been linked to more conduct problems, particularly for boys, but when both mothers and fathers are actively involved and provide authoritative parenting, including monitoring of behaviors, adolescent boys had no more delinquent behaviors than those in married families (Hetherington, 1999; Simons et al., 1999).”

*p.45 Joan B Kelly “Children’s Living Arrangements Following Separation and Divorce:  Insights From Empirical and Clinical Research” (Warning — most of the content in this paper we do not agree with. We put the quote above as that one we know to be true — we know that when parent’s authority remains intact children do better. However, there is much in this paper that has led to much bias.)

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Written by Sherry Palmer

As a constitutional family rights expert researcher and writer, Sherry helps parents and their attorneys see the possibilities in making constitutional arguments for parental rights as being in the child’s best interests. She enables parents and attorneys to assert rights and convert the constitutional principles into everyday practice and natural language. Sherry does this through creating and teaching online digital courses, speaking, webinars, and workshops. Sherry’s teachings are unique and cutting edge to the family law industry developed by her and her husband. Sherry attributes successfully developing the most powerful tools and a five-stage formula to assist attorneys and pro se parents get better results and fight legal abuses that occur in the family court settings.