Category: Parental Rights/ Parenting

SOCIETYNEWS Florida Governor Signs Law Requiring Parental Consent Before Girls Can Get Abortions

Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a law Tuesday requiring parents or legal guardians to consent before a minor can obtain an abortion.

The bill, SB 404, requires that a parent or guardian consent before a minor can obtain an abortion and increases penalties for abortion providers who refuse to comply with Florida’s requirement to care for babies born alive in botched abortions.

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Single-Parent Families in Taiwan

In the 1980s, Taiwan stepped into modernization, which subsequently brought about changes to the family. Since then, family structures have become more diversified and family functions more vulnerable, mainly due to marriage instability. The most notable change in family structure before the 1990s was a shift from the traditional stem and extended family1 to the nuclear family, which consists of only two parents and their children. Additionally, during the 1980s, the absence of a spouse gradually shifted from being mainly due to death to being mainly due to divorce.

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Child marriage is “extremely prevalent” in U.S.: “The cycle perpetuates across generations”

About one in five children around the world is married, according to a new report from the United Nations Population Fund — and underage marriage is not just an issue in other countries. In the United States, more than 200,000 minors were married between 2000 and 2015; most were girls and more than 80% were married to an adult, according to data analyzed by Frontline.

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Florida governor signs abortion bill requiring parental consent for minors

The bill, which was passed by the legislature earlier this year and goes into effect on July 1, would prohibit doctors from performing the procedure on minors unless they first get a notarized letter from a parent or guardian. Under previous law, people under the age of 18 needed to inform a parent or legal guardian before undergoing the procedure.

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Single-Parent Families in Taiwan

Over the past three decades in Taiwan, the share of nuclear families declined from 58.1% in 1990 to 34.7% in 2018. The stem family also declined moderately, from 16.6% to 14.0%. On the contrary, one-person and couple-families (husband and wife only) increased from 6.5% and 8.1% to 12.8% and 18.8%, respectively. Unlike these family types, the proportion of single-parent families varied over time: 2.8% in 1990 and increased to a peak of 3.2% in 2007. Since then, the proportion dropped to 1.6% in 2018.

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Pandemic Blues Or Signs Of Extremism? New Guide Teaches Parents To Stay Alert

The pandemic is causing what extremism researchers worry is a perfect storm for radicalization: Millions of young Americans stuck at home on their devices as fear and blame swirl around them.

An online guide released Tuesday is the first national campaign to give parents and caregivers specific advice on how to spots signs of extremism in the coronavirus era. It was developed by American University’s Polarization and Extremism Research and Innovation Lab, or PERIL, in partnership with the Southern Poverty Law Center.

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Kids Have No Place at Protests

“As adults, we have ways of prioritizing our concerns, of seeing ‘the times we live in’ in various lights and through various contexts,” write Kim John Payne and Lisa M. Ross in their book Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids. “Children don’t have the mental faculties to process a lot of information that way, especially information about issues and things far beyond their scope of reference. Too much information does not ‘prepare’ a chid for a complicated world; it paralyzes them.”

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