International Custody Case Returns Child to Father in Sweden

A 3-year-old girl at the center of an international custody dispute boarded a plane to Sweden last week after a federal judge ruled that her mother was violating a treaty by keeping her in Iowa. David Pitt of the Associated Press reports for The Seattle Post-Intelligencer.


Actor Jason Patric Fights For Paternal Rights in Custody Battle

What started as a child custody dispute between Jason Patric and a former girlfriend has evolved into a controversial, high-profile case that could change California law. Wade Rouse reports for People.


Women’s Group Recognizes Children Need Both Parents

Leading Women for Shared Parenting (LW4SP) was founded to dispel the widespread myth that it is only – or even mainly – disgruntled fathers with limited access to their children who promote equal shared parenting as the default model for separating parents. That is simply not the truth.


Father Seeks Custody of Child After Mother Flees U.S.

When Don Reed’s ex-wife, Maggie Deigh, fled to Mexico with their 4-year-old daughter and Deigh’s 16-year-old daughter from another marriage, Reed feared he would never see his child again. Angie Anaya Borgedalen reports for the Liberty Tribune.


Ten Keys to Successful Parenting

It is important that we discipline in a way that teaches responsibility by motivating our children internally, to build their self-esteem and make them feel loved.  The International Network for Children and Families suggests the following ten keys to parenting that have been proven to provide children with a sense of well-being and security.


Spending Time With Dad Improves a Teen’s Self-Worth

Your teen’s social skills and self worth may depend on how much time he/she spends with dad, according to a new study by researchers from Pennsylvania State University.


Real Men Sweat to Live: Fitness Begins First with Fathers

Often times when we think of healthy living and keeping fit we usually think of mothers.  Due to tradition, women are thought of as the sole provider of health and proper dieting. Nonetheless, both parents play an equal role in the health and fitness of the family.


The Dad Effect on Teen Self Esteem

“I don’t understand why my daughter is so depressed?”…“Why is my son hanging out with negative influences?”…“Why does my daughter date idiots?”…“Why does my son have such low self esteem?” If you hear yourself or other parents asking these questions it might be the “dad effect!” Article by James L West, MA, LMHC, NCC, Communicator, Author, Coach and…