I recently received a letter from the Minister of State for Justice. This being the result of an appointment at the office of my local MP earlier on in the year. My aim in approaching my local MP was to bring to her attention the injustice in battling parental alienation and seek her help and … Continue reading A Letter from the Ministry of Justice, Now This Is Funny! (It shouldn’t be but it is)
In the Oxford English dictionary, the word compassion is defined as 'sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others'. The Middle English word is thought to have originated from Anglo-French and in turn from the Late Latin word compassio, meaning to sympathize, to bear, suffer. In numerous philosophies and almost all of the major religions, … Continue reading Compassion, What’s it Worth?
Yet another well written and well-informed post from Karen here on the current increasing awareness of Parental Alienation. But also highlights the problems that lay ahead in the continuing fight to not only get PA recognised but to effectively treat it.
Parental Alienation has become such a hot topic in the UK that everywhere one looks a petition is being launched, an article on the issue is in the media, even Woman’s Hour covered the topic recently. Meanwhile the head of CAFCASS (GAL service for our stateside readers), has confirmed that parental alienation is child abuse, although not quite as those of us who work with the issue know it.
Watching the way in which the subject, which only five years ago was readily dismissed by family court professionals, is now being rehabilitated, I am aware of the dangers ahead for parents who think that now that the subject is being openly aired, all will be well and the problem eradicated. I wish I could agree but I can’t. The sense of foreboding that comes with the cosy chats around the kitchen table approach to this problem is immense, it heralds…
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I am an avid music fan. I listen to it, I read about it and I play it. I like music to surround me like a soundtrack. I find music such a powerful medium. Music comforts me, it lifts me up, in essence, like many other people it evokes powerful emotions in me. This last week has been … Continue reading Some Days Are Better Than Others
The following is a letter written by alienated parent Brenda Stephens in response to the governments response to the recent petition that whizzed its way around the internet requesting that parental alienation be criminalised. http://johnsmam.tumblr.com/post/156755478855/letter-to-theresa-may Brenda Stephens' blog can be found here http://www.johnsmam.tumblr.com Please do visit to show your support for yet another alienated parent.
Erasing Dad is an Argentinian documentary released in 2014, focusing on fathers fighting to see their children. As an alienated father myself I found the film difficult to watch at times, but compelling. The documentary follows numerous fathers as they fight an outdated and corrupt judicial system. Although the documentary focuses on the Argentinian judicial … Continue reading “An orphan of a living father, it’s unacceptable”- Erasing Dad Documentary
Apart from one hour spent with my youngest child at a Contact Centre six weeks ago, my ex-partner continues to prevent me from seeing my three children. I last had contact with all three of my children just over 8 months ago. The amount of money spent by both my ex-partner and myself is probably now nearing … Continue reading No More Visits to the Local Contact Centre