The Parental Alienation Quiz!


[Warning: The following is a parody quiz containing at times a disproportionate amount of sarcasm! No offence to any particular individuals is intended. The aim of this post is to highlight the lack of compassion and care along with the unbelievable amount of incompetence exhibited by numerous professionals that work within a flawed system that simply exacerbates parental alienation as opposed to minimising it and safeguarding all those that are negatively affected by this form of abuse.]

Instructions for taking part in the following interactive quiz: Simply tap on the answer that you believe to be correct.

Q1. Who once made the following statement to me? “It’s difficult to know what to do once the damage has already been done!”
The current Case Manager at the time (Lead Social Worker)
Sorry, wrong answer!
Regional Service Manager, Cafcass
Correct!
This comment was remarkably made to me over the telephone following a complaint I had made against Cafcass. The above statement was part of the response I got to the complaint!
Jerry Seinfeld
Sorry, wrong answer!
The Children’s Guardian
Sorry, wrong answer!
Q2. Who once attempted to reassure me by stating the following?
“Trust me, I’m an expert, I’ve been doing this for years. The best thing you can do for those children is give them time!”
Ricky Gervais
Sorry, wrong answer!
The Court Judge
Sorry, wrong answer!
My solicitor/lawyer
Sorry, wrong answer!
The current Case Manager at the time (Lead Social Worker)
Correct!
This extraordinary response was made when I challenged the above view. He then later denied having made such a statement when I complained!
Q3. Who once stated to me “yes, the system is flawed!” but then later denied having made this comment?
The Deputy Service Manager of Cafcass
Correct!
This slip of the tongue was made me to me as part of a response to a complaint I made against Cafcass. The next time I met this individual, they denied having made such a statement!
Chris Rock
Sorry, wrong answer!
The Children’s Solicitor
Sorry, wrong answer!
The Case Manager
Sorry, wrong answer!
Q4. Who once told me the following? “If I were you I certainly wouldn’t mention the terms 50/50 or shared parenting. Judges will perceive this as the father trying to take possession and ownership of the children away from the mother.”
My solicitor/lawyer
Sorry, wrong answer!
The Case Manager (Lead Social Worker)
Sorry, wrong answer!
Mediator (a solicitor that provided mediation service)
Correct!
This astonishing statement was made in response to me saying that my long term goal was 50/50 shared parenting!
Eddie Murphy
Sorry, wrong answer!
Q5. With regards to the above mediation session, how much was I charged for the twenty minute session?
Absolutely nothing. The Mediator was of the opinion that the system is so unfair that out of the goodness of his own heart he said he would facilitate the session for free.
Sorry, wrong answer!
£50 ($70)
Sorry, wrong answer!
£25 ($35)
Sorry, wrong answer!
£110 ($155)
Correct! That equates to £5.50 ($7.60) per minute!
Q6. Who made the following statement in 2017? “The deliberate manipulation of a child by one parent against the other has become so common in family breakdowns that it should be dealt with like any other form of neglect or child abuse.”
My local Member of Parliament
Sorry, wrong answer!
Stephen Merchant
Sorry, wrong answer!
Anthony Douglas, Chief Executive, Cafcass
Correct!
Anthony Douglas made this statement in the following newspaper interview ‘Divorced parents who pit children against former partners ‘guilty of abuse,’ The Telegraph, 12th February, 2017. However despite this public statement, Cafcass as an organisation clearly struggle to disseminate this acknowledgement down to their front line staff.
Children’s Social Services
Sorry, wrong answer!
Q7. Following my case being referred by Cafcass to Children’s Social Services we had a meeting with numerous professionals in attendance. The question is, what was the outcome of this meeting?
A date was set for contact between my children and I, who I have been denied contact with since July 2016.
Sorry, wrong answer!
A co-parenting plan was formulated with clear aims and goals for contact
Sorry, wrong answer!
Another meeting was arranged!
Correct!
Rather unbelievably the only outcome was the arrangement of another meeting!
A Court hearing was arranged for the following week
Sorry, wrong answer!
Q8. I once complained to Cafcass. What was the outcome of the complaint?
I received a framed, autographed photograph of the Chief Executive. It proudly sits on my mantlepiece.
Sorry, wrong answer!
I received an email stating the following: “We appreciate the time you must have taken to write to us. We have reflected on your numerous points and as such apologise for the issues and concerns you raised. We will endeavour to improve our service in line with current legislation regarding the safeguarding of children.
Sorry, wrong answer!
I was invited to a meeting with the Deputy Service Manager of Cafcass to discuss my complaint in more detail
Sorry, wrong answer!
I received an email stating the following: “Dear pnp dad, thank you for your email dated ######. We note your comments, however, we have nothing further to add. Kind regards, Customer Services Team, Cafcass.
Correct!
What an unbelievably unhelpful email!!!
Q9. Who once told me the following? “We must be careful when talking about parental alienation!”
Chief Executive of Children’s Social Services
Sorry, wrong answer!
The Mental Health Link Worker in my children’s high school
Correct!
What else can I say apart from how unbelievable is that?!
Lee Evans
Sorry, wrong answer!
My ex’s solicitor/lawyer
Sorry, wrong answer!

 

Q10. What UK Government sent me a letter with the following statement? “No parent should prevent a child from spending meaningful time with the other parent. It is unacceptable for either parent to breach a court order.”
The Ministry of Silly Walks
Sorry, wrong answer!
The Ministry of Magic (clue here folks as this UK Ministry does not apply to Muggles!)
Sorry, wrong answer!
The Ministry of Children and Families
Sorry, wrong answer!
The Ministry of Justice
Correct!
In my naivety I wrote to the Ministry of Justice seeking justice!
Bonus Question Time! Despite being denied contact with my children by their mother, who to this day continues to refuse to co-parent, a court ordered us both to separately attend a co-parenting course. The question is, what was the most valuable lesson I learnt on the course?
Not all sticky labels stick
Sorry, wrong answer!
Overhead projectors are unreliable
Sorry, wrong answer!
During afternoons I prefer coffee with two sugars instead of one
Sorry, wrong answer!
Far too many people that claim to be ‘experts’ talk utter rubbish
Correct!
Well done, correct answer. Thank you for taking the time to take part in this quiz.

Remember folks, it’s not always about winning, but about taking part!

The American writer and cartoonist Frank A. Clark once said, “I think the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humour in it.”

pnp dad


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2 thoughts on “The Parental Alienation Quiz!

  1. How monstrous that a parent must try to seek solace in making light of a serious problem. How frustrated must that parent be to use comedy to keep themselves from going mad?
    How far must a parent go to obtain fairness, not even justice. It would appear that a single voice is not heard by government; the minister for justice clearly thinks that he/she can ignore one voice. But this goes to show that we must all band together;all parents, grandparents, extended families. All those who are prevented from having the ability to co-parent; we were involved in the creation, all we ask is to be involved in the co-parenting now that we are separated from the co-creator. The government is happy to enforce by all means at their disposal, that we are involved in paying money to stop the “parent with care” ( such a ironic term, perhaps emotional jailer might be more appropriate !), from using government benefits, but clearly don’t care about the emotional bubble that will be forming, much like the housing bubble. This will explode, and swamp the already under funded mental health services, proving that as always short term ostrich like behaviour by government. We have only to see what happened financially, when greedy people kept doing nothing and sitting on their hands. The world turned upside down in 2008, and everyone is still suffering. What is happening to the next generation, is we are teaching them that it is ok to emotionally blackmail, lie,cheat, and to isolate themselves from people who care and want to show them a different way.
    Perhaps we should band together, and write / petition our MP’s, most of which seem to want to look after themselves first and no-one else second, and change this. ITS WRONG. I can’t be the only person to think this ? Perhaps we should start a “me too” campaign for alienated people and families !

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