A Beginners Guide to Research for Battling Parental Alienation 

When I first started my mental health nurse training several years ago I used to hate the lectures that aimed to teach us how important research is. I found both the subject and the lectures boring, dull and at the time I didn't really understand the importance of research. On reflection, I now realise that … Continue reading A Beginners Guide to Research for Battling Parental Alienation 

Doublethink, doublespeak, doubledumb

Doublespeak is a term invented by George Orwell in his seminal work 1984 which describes a dystopian world in which a totalitarian state partially controls its subjects through the use of language. Semantics is a rather academic term relating to language,  the relationship between words and how they are applied to generate understanding or make us … Continue reading Doublethink, doublespeak, doubledumb

I attended YET another meeting earlier today… 

[Warning: Once again the following paragraphs contain a disproportionate amount of sarcasm!] I attended yet another meeting today. I was told, yet again it was a really important meeting. I was also told it was about the welfare of my children. I was also told it was imperative I attend, in order for my opinions and … Continue reading I attended YET another meeting earlier today… 

PAS, counter-parenting & the malicious in-law

One of the common tactics of resident parents who set out to alienate the non-resident parent is counter-parenting, This is typified by constantly contradicting or deliberately doing the opposite to the other parent. It undermines them and plays a percentages game with the childrens' psychology. It is based on the following logic "I spend most … Continue reading PAS, counter-parenting & the malicious in-law

Touched by the Cruelty of Parental Alienation

I have been touched by the cruelty of parental alienation. Perhaps from a distance but enough to have made me actually cry last Christmas. And enough for me to get so frustrated at the futility of the battle that I could explode! “These young children were brainwashed, denied the truth and denied their father.”  You … Continue reading Touched by the Cruelty of Parental Alienation

I attended a meeting earlier today…

[Warning: The following paragraphs contain a disproportionate amount of sarcasm!] I attended a meeting earlier today. I was told it was a really important meeting. I was also told it was about the welfare of my children. I was also told lots of important professionals would be attending. I was also told it was imperative … Continue reading I attended a meeting earlier today…

Parental Alienation: Why PAS is a ridiculous revenge

There are people who believe that estranged parents who claim to suffer as a consequence of being deliberately separated from their children by the other parent, are pathetic. Well read this and judge for yourself. It isn't until you experience the life-affirming joy of having a child that you understand the overwhelming sense of responsibility, … Continue reading Parental Alienation: Why PAS is a ridiculous revenge

Peace not PAS Mission Debate 3: How else can we support you?

Aim: To establish self-help and third-party support services that enable and equip loving parents to overcome challenges preventing positive shared parenting. Well, we now have the web site, a source of blogs, articles and links to #pas-related resources and the focal point for our PAS-battling community. We have the Facebook group, a closed community of … Continue reading Peace not PAS Mission Debate 3: How else can we support you?

Narcissism and the Death of Hope

There are many people in our society who are narcissistic in their nature, and even though few would be willing or able to admit to, most of us have certain tendencies that come from a similar place. Vanity is in us all Vanity itself has its roots in such behaviour, but in some contexts it … Continue reading Narcissism and the Death of Hope

Our Response to the Westminster Dialogues

An important debate is taking place next week with the aim of legal reform. We have composed the following to input to that debate, which we have contributed via one of the affiliated sites. Some excellent comments. It is clear that parent alienation is an issue that grows and infects more families with every divorce. … Continue reading Our Response to the Westminster Dialogues