Like a Mother
About This Show
Candid convo on what smart moms care about : Money, business, career, parenting, feminism, dating and sex. Emma Johnson features celebrities like Arianna Huffington, Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger to Gigolo's Vin Armani, sharing amazing stories from national experts, girl bosses and regular people, too. A U.S. News "Top 15 Personal Finance Podcasts," this twice-weekly podcast makes inspiration hilarious. Catch Emma’s blog at WealthySingleMommy.com.
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Why shared parenting is a moral, feminist, and economic issue
This is an important episode. Terry Brennan, co-founder of Leading Women for Shared Parenting, an activist organization responsible for introducing legislation in 20 states, that makes equal, shared parenting the presumption in family court. This is a critical issue for children, who suffer from absentee fathers in alarming figures, as well as men, who are automatically reduced to paychecks and an afterthought in family life. Shared parenting is critical for women, too, as involved co-parents, both inside and outside of marriage, mean women have far more support at home, which allows us to thrive as parents, as well as professionals and earners. After all, we can't be equals at work, if men are not equals at home. In this episode, Terry Brennan shares: There are 43 academics papers support shared parenting for children of divorced or separated parents. In cases where 'standard' visitation is awarded — every-other-weekend — fathers become depressed and non-involved, and within 3 years, one study found, 40 percent of children in an unequal visitation arrangement had lost complete touch with their non-custodial parents, which are nearly always the father. Research finds that a minimum of 35 percent of kids' time with both parent is required to bond with a parent. Anything less robs children an opportunity to truly bond with the parent. Lack of shared parenting linked to every major social pathology in the United States. Extended families of both parents have the right to be part of children's lives. Of course abuse and neglect cases are the exception. The shared parenting movement has become mainstream, supported by as many women as men, with 20 shared parenting bills around the country, with passed laws in Utah, Missouri, Wyoming and Arizona. "Fathers who get involved from the get-go are far more involved, while those who are marginalized become distant parents and are marginalized further." If courts stop asking parents to argue for their children, and start assuming that they are both competent people, parents form a more amicable and collaborative co-parenting relationship, which results in more involved fathers and happier children. In Australia, after the implementation of shared parenting laws nationally, 73 percent fewer parents went to lawyers to resolve co-parenting issues, and just as many parents so
Rated 5 out of
I love Emma as the host. I love the guests and the content is empowering to say the very least. This podcast came at the perfect time in my life. Definitely worth a listen.
Date published: 2015-11-05
Rated 5 out of
I never miss it!
I love Emma's podcast. I try to listen to every single one. She is hilarious and her guests are really interesting. Keep up the great work!
Date published: 2016-04-21