The Parental Rights Podcast

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Welcome to the Parental Rights Podcast, your source on the cultural and legal issues surrounding the role of parents. Featuring personal stories, breaking news, and insightful commentary, we’ll encourage and inform you as you guide and protect that child who is your world. From the Parental Rights Foundation.

Recent Episodes

Answering Your Questions

By Sheila Roberts | June 30, 2020 |

A few weeks ago we planned to answer your questions about parents’ rights in the final episode of the Parental Rights Podcast. While we had an urgent news story come up instead, we still wanted to go through your questions and answer them as best we could. Where listeners asked similar questions, we’ve combined those into…

The Devastating Effects of Anonymous Reporting

By Sheila Roberts | June 24, 2020 |

How badly can false reports of abuse and neglect hurt a family?This week, Kathleen Creamer, the Managing Attorney of the Family Advocacy Unit at Community Legal Services in Philadelphia, explains the devastating impacts that false, anonymous reports of child abuse can have on families. She and Jim break down the details, from traumatic and invasive…

What’s Happening to Your Rights?

By Sheila Roberts | June 10, 2020 |

What’s changing in parental rights laws, and how will your family be affected? This week, we recap the good and the bad from this year’s developing parental rights legislation. Both the federal and state legislatures have been busy, so Michael breaks down the new developments in school choice, anonymous child abuse reporting, and more with…

Send us YOUR questions!

By Sheila Roberts | June 5, 2020 |

Thank you so much for listening to the Parental Rights Podcast! For our season finale, releasing on June 23rd, we want to answer your questions about the podcast, any of our guest speakers, the Parental Rights movement, and more. if you have questions or comments, we want to hear them! Submit your question below and…

When Rights Become Orders

By Sheila Roberts | June 2, 2020 |

What happens when a judge rules that your kids have a “right” to government-controlled schooling? This week, we cover a developing case in Detroit – what looks like a positive win for school children actually endangers the right of parents to direct and determine their kids’ education. Jim breaks down the case with William Wagner,…

Texas’ Moment of Decision

By Sheila Roberts | June 2, 2020 |

What if someone didn’t even have to be related to you to claim legal custody and visitation rights to your child? That’s exactly what happened to Texas dad, Chris, in an ongoing case that could set a dangerous precedent for Texas families. Today, Andrew Brown, a distinguished fellow with the Texas Public Policy Foundation, tells…

Behind the Scenes in COVID-19

By Sheila Roberts | May 19, 2020 |

What’s changing, and what isn’t?  Just like the rest of the country, parental rights are facing some challenges, some changes, and some blessed normalcy. Michael and Shellby discuss the challenges that parents are currently facing, from COVID-19 disruptions to Harvard elitists, to concerns over legislation, to our ongoing efforts to fight back and protect families.

Changing the System

By Sheila Roberts | May 12, 2020 |

What should the social services system actually change to get the right job done? Dr. Vivek Sankaran, a clinical professor of law at the University of Michigan Law School, discusses his work with families who find themselves faced with the hostile CPS system, and what social services should do to support families rather than attack…

What You Can Learn from Unschooling

By Sheila Roberts | May 6, 2020 |

What can parents teaching their children at home during COVID-19 learn from the world of Unschooling? This week, Michael talks with Kerry McDonald, author of Unschooled, education policy writer, and Harvard graduate. Hear Kerry’s take on a recent Harvard Magazine article attacking homeschooling and parental choice on education, and her thoughts on how the philosophy of…

The Devastating Impact of CPS

By Sheila Roberts | April 28, 2020 |

What does it take to fight CPS? And what happens if we fail? In the second part of this two part series, Joyce McMillan is back to share her experience fighting for families in the courtroom, and the devastating impact of children being unjustly taken from their families. Joyce also tells us about some recent…