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Scott Brown on Families & Children

Republican Jr Senator

 


Rough childhood makes me appreciate how blessed I am now

I would not change the afternoon I stole food or the day I stole those record albums. I would not change the mornings I waited for my father, when he didn't come. I would not change the fight with my mother or the time when, in desperation and devastation, I ran away. If I changed any one of those things, it would change the architecture of my life, and I would no longer be the person that I am today.

Had I not grown up hungering for a family, I might never have appreciated the one I am blessed with now. Had I not yearned and longed for my own dad, I might never have been the dad who was determined not to miss a basketball game. Had I not been forced to become a protector, of my mother and my sister, I might not have grown up to be a problem solver, to look for the way out.

Source: Against All Odds, by Scott Brown, p.310 , Feb 21, 2011

Presumption of shared parenting after divorce

As a member of the Massachusetts legislature for over five years, Senator Brown has clearly supported a presumption of shared parenting after divorce. In fact, he was a co-sponsor of Fathers and Families' HB 1460, a bill which calls for just such a presumption. As a child of divorce, he also has supported shared parenting in conversations with me. Members may recall that Brown spoke at a Fathers and Families meeting a few years ago.
Source: Fathers & Families email on 2010 MA Senate debate , Jan 14, 2010

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