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.
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.
My divorce came after my wife made it clear to me that my function was that of a sperm donor. We wanted a second child, and after having sex once (scheduled by an Excel spreadsheet for her fertility) and not falling pregnant straight away, she insisted I have my sperm checked out and wouldn’t sleep […]
via When Breaking Off Contact is the Only Option — Peace Not Pas
This is a horror story of extreme parental alienation that no parent should have to go through. The fact that the courts are very biased against fathers cannot be denied by anyone that has worked in the legal system. The really sad fact is that the courts in all of the western countries are biased against fathers.
Another guest post from another courageous parent speaking up about abuse so others may not have to: I’ve never been a huge fan of the whole narcissism theory. For me people tend to be a great deal more nuanced than that and if we accept a polemic then all empaths are essentially doomed while society […]
via PA – It’s ALL about control — Peace Not Pas
I completely agree with this blog post as I have also noticed the same behaviors in individuals that engage in parental alienation. Deep down inside virtually everyone that engages in parental alienation is a control freak to one degree or another.
Part II of our guest post from a professional head of social care. ——————————————————————————————————————————– Parent Alienation: Is it Me? In part one I talked about the need to make a concerted effort to combat parent alienation, positively targeting marginalised men as an antidote to the growing problem of fatherlessness. I talked about my belief in […]
via PA: Another progressive voice for change (II) — Peace Not Pas