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子育て改革のための共同親権プロジェクト 基本政策提言書: 2021年民法改正★男女平等の子育ての幕開け 〜親子生き別れ!? ひとり親の貧困!? 家庭から社会を変革しよう

みなさんは、離婚後の「ひとり親の貧困」や「養育費の不払い」といった問題を聞いたことがあると思います。
コロナ禍で、ひとり親が困窮し、生活支援を求めているニュースも聞いているかと思います。
「ひとり親」として子を育て、また「ひとり親」の元で育った子どもたちは当事者以外には分からない苦労を知っているでしょう。

ただ、実はこの問題のもう片側には別の問題、(別居する)「ママに会えない」、「パパに会えない」、「子どもに会えない」ことから、苦しんでいる方が日本には実は沢山います。

「ひとり親の貧困」も「養育費の不払い」「会えない」ことも個人の問題では?という方もいらっしゃいますが、この問題は<個人>の問題ではないです。
<国>の法制度の根源である民法の<単独親権制度>が原因です。

単独親権制度に基づき、1日400人もの子どもたちが親子生き別れに現在もさせられています。1年間に10.8万人もの母子家庭が、8.4万人もの子どもに会えない別居親が作り出されています。

ちなみに、子どもに会えないのは「パパ」だけでなく「ママ」もいます。更に、子どもに会ってほしくても会ってくれない「別居親」もいます。また、「祖父母と孫」が会う権利は法的に規定されていません。

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Parenting Without Power Struggles: Raising Joyful, Resilient Kids While Staying Cool, Calm, and Connected

Family therapist Susan Stiffelman is here to help. While most parenting programs are designed to coerce kids to change, Parenting Without Power Struggles does something innovative, showing you how to come alongside your children to awaken their natural instincts to cooperate, rather than at them with threats or bribes, which inevitably fuels their resistance. By staying calm and being the confident “Captain of the ship” your child needs, you will learn how to parent from a place of strong, durable connection, and you’ll be better able to help your kids navigate the challenging moments of growing up.

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PARENTAL ALIENATION — SCIENCE AND LAW

Parental Alienation – Science and Law explains the research that creates the foundation for the assessment, identification, and intervention in cases of parental alienation (PA). For attorneys, judges, and family law professionals, this book explains in detail the scientific basis for testimony and legal decisions that relate to PA. There are two complementary features for most of the chapters. First, the chapter authors address how evidence regarding PA meets the criteria of the Frye, Daubert, and Mohan cases as well as the Federal Rules of Evidence for testimony by experts. The second feature is to refute common misinformation. There is debate and disagreement about some aspects of PA theory. The editors of this book are concerned that some of the discourse regarding PA has spun out of control, into pervasive misinformation. This book provides plenty of evidence for overcoming that hurdle. The editors of this book and the chapter authors have extensive experience with both clinical and legal aspects of divorce, child custody, parenting time evaluations, PA, and related topics. The editors and chapter authors include six psychologists, three physicians, two social workers, four attorneys, and one judge. Collectively, these mental health professionals have testified as expert witnesses hundreds of times regarding family law topics. As an additional feature, the book contains four appendices and three indexes. Appendix A defines the concepts used in this book, so that the chapter authors and readers will use terminology in a consistent manner. Appendix B lists more than one thousand trial and appellate cases in the U.S. involving PA, organized by state. Appendix C presents twenty rather dramatic vignettes involving PA. Finally, Appendix D, “Sample Motion and Brief for Extended Voir Dire,” provides a motion and supporting brief asking the court to allow extended time to examine the competency of a proposed expert.

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Parents Acting Badly: How institutions and societies promote the alienation of children from their loving families

Parental alienation causes severe trauma and devastation to an estimated 22 million parents in the U.S., and it affects millions more worldwide. Despite the sheer number of families and communities affected by this problem, many people either do not know what it is, deny its existence, or act as bystanders to alienators’ campaigns of chaos. In Parents Acting Badly, Drs. Jennifer Jill Harman and Zeynep Biringen provide a thorough analysis of how parental alienators accomplish their aims and impact on others, and highlight how parenting stereotypes, gender inequality, and social institutions such as family courts all contribute to the problem. Parents Acting Badly represents a paradigm shift in thinking about parental alienation—from a private issue to a public concern. The authors suggest new approaches to addressing this controversial problem that encompass individual change, as well as social and institutional reforms.

This book comes out of work conducted by Drs. Jennifer Jill Harman & Zeynep Biringen, both professors at Colorado State University, and Founders of the the Colorado Parental Alienation Project, LLC.

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