Category Archives: Parental Bereavement Act of 2013

“Dead Where It Stands” by Kelly Farley

“Dead Where It Stands” As many of you know, we (me, Barry Kluger and Jim Boyle) have been working for 3.5 years on Federal legislation to change the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) to add bereaved parents to … Continue reading

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“Dear Colleague”

This is a big deal.  It is a “Dear Colleague” letter that was sent out this week by Congressman Israel (D-NY) and Congressman Gosar (R-AZ).  What makes this a big deal is the fact its a bi-partisan “ask” of fellow … Continue reading

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“Kept it All to Myself”

The following was sent to me by a fellow grieving dad to let me know how he was treated at is place of employment after the death of his children.  I can’t tell you how much this pisses me off … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-Bullying, Bereaved Parents, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Debilitating, Despair, Devastation, Farley-Kluger, FMLA, Grief, Grieving Dads, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Men's Grief, Parental Bereavement Act of 2013, s.226 | 8 Comments

“Interview with Senator Inhofe”

The following is a recent interview with Senator Inhofe (R-OK) speaking about his son that was killed in a plane crash this past November.  The one thing that stood out to me is his comment about “I will see him … Continue reading

Posted in Bereaved, Bereaved Parents, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a son, Grief, Grieving Dads, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Parental Bereavement Act of 2013, s.226, Senator Inhofe | 1 Comment

Father’s Day Initiative

Father’s Day Initiative Here is one of the first Op-Ed’s to run this week regarding the Parental Bereavement Act of 2013.  Thank you to fellow grieving dad, Kirk, for submitting this piece to his local paper in South Dakota.  Anyone else interested … Continue reading

Posted in Family Medical Leave Act, Farley-Kluger, Fathers Day, Parental Bereavement Act of 2013 | 1 Comment