The Case Against Universal Preschool, with Peter Gray

The Biden administration has recently proposed universal preschool for American families, but some experts are skeptical. What’s the case to be made against universal preschool?  This week, Jim talks with psychologist and Boston College research professor of psychology Dr. Peter Gray, author of the recent Psychology Today article, The Case Against Universal Preschool. Peter explains…

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What is a Guardian Ad Litem? With Joanna Woolman

Guardians ad litem have great power over your family in a CPS case. But who are they?  This week, we’re talking with Joanna Woolman about guardians ad litem [GAL’s], the people responsible for representing your child’s interests in court. Joanna is an associate professor of law at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law and the executive director…

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EPPiC Broadcast Launches Third Season

The Parental Rights Foundation is proud to announce the launch of season 3 of The EPPiC Broadcast, which debuted yesterday, June 1. The EPPiC Broadcast, whose name stands for “Empowering Parents, Protecting Children,” is the official podcast of the Parental Rights Foundation, first launched in January of last year. Since then, we have explored many…

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Before You Call CPS, with Vivek Sankaren

When faced with a struggling family, bystanders can be quick to call CPS, not realizing that child protective agencies often aren’t equipped to help families and rush to punish them instead.  Vivek Sankaren is working to reform this broken system and provide families with helpful, high-quality legal care in the midst of CPS cases. Vivek…

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Foundation Ideas Fuel Victories for Parents

Even when we’re not working, we’re still working. That’s the realization I came to recently when three parental rights bills in three different western states all passed on the same day—and we didn’t have to oversee any of them. I recently wrote about the amazing work that parental rights volunteers are doing in states like…

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Don’t Call CPS for a Child Wearing a Mask Outdoors

Please, for goodness’ sake, DO NOT CALL CPS if you see a kid wearing a mask outdoors. Fox News host Tucker Carlson urged his viewers on Monday to call the police and child protective services (CPS) when they see a child wearing a mask outdoors. He said, “Your response when you see children wearing masks…

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Your Guide to the Doctor’s Office

An average doctor visit shouldn’t turn into a battle to keep your child. But, over the years, we’ve shared the stories with you: Justina Pelletier, taken from her parents at the emergency room (ER) and locked in the psych ward for months; the New York parents who were placed on the abuse registry because of…

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Why Parents’ Rights in the News Is Itself Big News

There has been a lot of talk about parents’ rights in the last few weeks. In an article at NextCity.Org, Steven Volk writes about Kyeesha Lamb, whose child was taken away from her after falling out of bed and injuring her arm. An X-ray revealed what looked like maybe an old break in a leg,…

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DC Bill Becomes Law: What’s Next?

There was no fanfare, nor was there a “giant, earth-shattering ‘kaboom.’” Yet, when Congress closed for the day last Thursday, March 18, the Minor Consent for Vaccinations Amendment officially became law in the District of Columbia. On that date, our push for Congress to pass a veto resolution, which was always a long shot, officially…

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Finding Family, with Enrique Gutierrez of FindMyParent.org

This week, Michael talks with Enrique Gutierrez, founder of FindMyParent, a powerful new tool to help separated parents and children connect with each other. Enrique tells us how the tool works and explains why he decided to create this resource. You can learn more about his work and see how the tool works at  FindMyParent.org.

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