Equal 50:50 parenting
Parent treaty. Sounds like a very good idea to me. Something we could do in New Zealand.
Working on a draft Declaration of Equal Parenting created by David Shackleton (Everyman’s editor and publisher) and Andrew C. MacDonald, each section was lovingly laboured-over by a small group of men and women. It was then brought to the plenary, where David Shackleton focussed the many voices until they came to a statement that all could endorse. During a moving ceremony, the document was signed by everyone present.
Belgium, of all places, has now passed laws enforcing equal 50:50 parenting as a rebuttable presumption.
Oh, What’s this: Jim Bailey New Zealand National President of the IMN, Founder of Family Orientated Men, NZ
Jim has now retired to spend more time with his family, we wish him all the best. I don’t see Jim as retired.
Equal 50:50 parenting gives both the parents power to decide how they will raise their children together. Alot of parents work this out for themselves and personally I know parents that move in the same area so as to share responsibility. Some parents discuss weeks with each other so that they can both work and play and have new relationships. Others have set days of the week. Set activities like sport. This is especially helpful when children play different sports at the same time.
And then, unfortunately, we have so many that don’t share because they can’t or won’t work things out.
We can blame the women’s movement for the cause justifyably because it is this movement that created the consequenses we have today. But we cannot blame every woman (as all posts agree).
Australia is thinking DPB changes expecting the women or men on the benefit to go to work once the child turns 5 and I remember National was thinking of this around election time. This would put alot of pressure on parents to work at shared parenting. There will of course be a small growing number of single parents getting pregnant every 5 years to stay on the benefit but we can conteract that with the male pill.
Conclusion: It is achievable to bring in a new law in New Zealand and/or change the law.
I think we need to discuss it between the sexes as Jim is certainly trying to make a strong point with alot of expreience behind him. Did you notice how he commented the same thing this morning on every post.