If you can keep your wits about you while all others are losing theirs, and blaming you. The world will be yours and everything in it, what’s more, you’ll be a man, my son. Rudyard Kipling Alienation is a relational dynamic like no other and it can send you into a spiral of madness if […]
via Keeping Your Wits About You: Critical Thinking for Alienated Parents — Karen Woodall
Excellent blog post with some very useful advice.
One of the themes which is bubbling up from the media reporting of parental alienation in recent weeks is the ideological viewpoint that children have the right to decide whether they are ‘keen on’ a parent or not. Accompanying this ideological viewpoint is a new phrase, which has also recently been seen bubbling up from […]
via The Terrorised Child: The Ideological Distortion of Parenting — Karen Woodall
The following is an anonymous contribution from a former alienated child that approached us, wishing to share her experience of growing up with parental alienation. We have changed the individuals’ names in the following post. I am a former alienated child and I would like to share my story for two reasons. First of all […]
via I am a Former Alienated Child… — Peace Not Pas
Excellent article. If only more former children that went through through parental alienation would share their stories it might raise awareness.
I am currently fully immersed in study whilst preparing for our conference in August. As I continue to read and compare my understanding with my observations of the children I am working with , I find that my awareness of the harm done to them increases. In my observations of alienated children I witness not […]
via Stealing the Soul of a Child: Parental Alienation Changes the Life Chances of Children — Karen Woodall
Great article. The belittling of young children is rampant in society.
Many years ago it was usually women that were belittled.
However the belittling of men in particular has increased tremendously in the last 20-30 years in particular as TV shows and movies almost invariably portray all men and fathers as clueless males. This explains why women are awarded custody about 80% of the time.
Many of the cases I work with feature allegations of harm. The allegations can range from mild to severe, from a child being chastised, to a child being involved in an organised child sexual abuse gang. A case which features allegations of harm can create anxiety in the unaware practitioner because of the way in […]
via The Emotional and Psychological Terrorist: False Allegations in Parental Alienation — Karen Woodall
I know from personal experience working on divorce and other family law cases in California for over 20 years that false allegations are very common and are often used to deny custody of the minor children to the other parent (which is usually but not always the father).
So I’ve been asked, what is parental alienation?… Simple… It is my ex stopping me from being a parent.
via So I’ve Been Asked, What is Parental Alienation? — Peace Not Pas
Even if you don’t follow celebrity news, it would still be incredibly difficult to avoid today’s news story regarding Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and their very public custody battle. Type ‘Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Judge’ into Google and approximately 26,400,000 results suddenly become available. The results from Google highlight the incredibly high number of news outlets that […]
via Why the Lack of Public Discussion of Parental Alienation? — Peace Not Pas
The media does not discuss the issue of parental alienation in any depth because it does not fit into their narrative. Brad Pitt won in Court because he has the money to hire excellent attorneys, and the judge hearing his case is not biased against fathers. Most fathers involved in custody battles are not so fortunate.