PA: The constrictor tightens its grip

What follows is the second instalment of a story a father shared with us in a previous blog. He shares the care of his children who are now split between two households, his ex having moved hundreds of miles away with her boyfriend, having simply abducted them from school one day. He still has primary … Continue reading PA: The constrictor tightens its grip


Overcoming Alienation: Case study by a reunification specialist

As our network continues to grow, our gender neutral approach and constructive, child-centered, shared-parenting ethos is attracting a fast-growing movement of like-minds. This community now includes parents, step-parents, siblings, grandparents and professionals who share our vision. Alison Bushell has been with us from the beginning. She is one of our trusted advisers and one of a … Continue reading Overcoming Alienation: Case study by a reunification specialist

THIS is PA: Parent Alienation

It is Parent Alienation Awareness Day 2018. The abuse of children and their alienated parent's civil rights is happening in every town, every day. But the fact that people still need to be educated to understand what it means, speaks volumes. Because people who aren't experiencing it either ignore it or  just don't get it. … Continue reading THIS is PA: Parent Alienation

What are the consequences of dis-engagement where you work?

A follow up to the guest post from management guru Ian Buckingham talking about the disconnect between what is being said at Cafcass and what people are seeing!

The Brand Trilogy (TBT)

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A lot of people jumped on the employee engagement bandwagon in recent years and one of the side-effects is that it has become a bit of a cliche.

There’s so much noise that it engenders a sort of social-media equivalent of an ice-cream headache.


Because so-many opportunists are offering silver-bullet solutions to the scourge of the walking dead employee in the form of “an app” or “a tech solution” that the zombies have become immune, especially those in the leadership positions who should be taking the subject very seriously indeed.

As I’ve proven and illustrated time and again throughout my consultancy career, whether with the Omnicom group helping blue chip brands or my consultancy career helping the likes of the Nuffield Group, Northern Ireleand Tourist Board or even tech companies like ARM Holdings, organisation culture, people processes and leadership behaviour are the keys to building sustainable brands.

Yet in…

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“I saw the light die.” More PA Terror

This disturbing post features two stories from two different parents who have contributed here before. The tales will upset some people as they show PA for the raw abuse it is. Unfortunately, as our growing network tell us, incidents like this are happening daily. If these parents behave like this toward the other parent and … Continue reading “I saw the light die.” More PA Terror

PA: Another progressive voice for change (Part II)

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 shared … Continue reading PA: Another progressive voice for change (Part II)

PA: Is it me? Including not excluding fathers

We are very pleased to provide a platform for another progressive voice for change. This time, our guest blogger is a senior social services manager who is a change catalyst within her social services department. She recognises that parent alienation is extremely concerning and a growing problem, largely because it is not properly understood, is … Continue reading PA: Is it me? Including not excluding fathers

To be the Voice of Every Child who has None

[The following is written by an anonymous contributor] Easter Sunday, April 22nd, 1973. I saw my father for the very last time, when I was aged three. He travelled down to South Jersey to see me. I heard him knock on the door. My mother shushed me to my bedroom. I peeped through my Mickey Mouse … Continue reading To be the Voice of Every Child who has None

Banging the Parental Alienation Awareness Drum

Parent Alienation Awareness Day is 25th, April. We clearly all need to make a concerted effort to bang the PA awareness drum on that day using all available channels. To this end we want to publish a talking heads style article on our blog adopting the MeToo style format. We would really appreciate if those … Continue reading Banging the Parental Alienation Awareness Drum

MP finally champions anti-alienation cause

We were pleased to see Andrew Brigden, UK MP for North West Leicestershire championing the anti-parent alienation cause at Westminster recently. Of course, we are committed to and fully support all actions intended to bring this social pandemic to an end. So we're very happy to relay Andrew's comments: “Our family courts system has many … Continue reading MP finally champions anti-alienation cause