I wish this was the beginning of a bad joke, but it is not. I wish it was the beginning of an article informing it's readers of some good news, regarding our movement's battle against parental alienation. But unfortunately, it is not this either. I have now not seen my alienated children for sixteen months … Continue reading How Many Social Workers Does it Take to Protect a Child…?
Depression is defined as a long lasting low mood that affects your ability to do everyday things, feel pleasure, or take interest in activities. Depression can affect people of any age. It is the most common mental illness. Definitions aside, for those that suffer from depression, the effect and experience is uniquely different for everyone. Depression … Continue reading Depression Vs Drumming
Halloween is just another seasonal celebration missed by those of us that are alienated from our children. For those readers unfamiliar with the term parental alienation please see here. I vividly remember helping my children each year carve out the Halloween pumpkins to be placed outside the house. I also remember every evening after nightfall … Continue reading Halloween, Parental Alienaton and Trick or Treating
As regular readers of this blog will be aware I was recently invited to talk about parental alienation as part of a book launch. Colin Ward (twitter.com/ColinWardWriter) the author of his newly published novel To Die For kindly invited me along to give a talk on the subject as parental alienation features heavily in his … Continue reading Reflecting on my First Public Speech on Parental Alienation
An incredibly powerful piece of writing about parental alienation.
Please read and share this post to help raise awareness of this relatively unknown and misunderstood form of child abuse.
The news has been awash with stories of children cast to the dark forces of abuse by persons unknown, and not protected by the very forces such as the police, social workers, and other professionals that should be helping them.
They are now being offered support, mental health advice and have all the professional guidance needed, because as a nation we have been appalled that children should be allowed to fall between the cracks in this way. But this has taken close to a decade before the nation’s conscience has been pricked into action. Such abuse is unconscionable and will leave children growing into adults, that will require extensive use of the mental health services. As a society we all feel responsible that we have allowed this to happen, and will now be hyper-vigilant to ensure it doesn’t happen again.
As a society, we seem to learn retrospectively from our…
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As the title suggests I recently represented myself in Family Court. I would like to share with others how I found the whole experience. However I will not go into specific details due to both confidentiality and the fact my ex is threatening me with legal action unless I take down this blog. This legal … Continue reading Representing Myself in Family Court!
"It's not time to make a change, just relax, take it easy, you're still young, that's your fault, there's so much you have to know." The opening lines from the Cat Stevens track Father and Son. I have always loved and admired this song, particularly the lyrics. Such poignant and touching lyrics easily evoking loving … Continue reading Father and Son
Recently I had the pleasure of guest writing for Men Tell Health which is an organisation that aids and supports men that are affected by mental health. As they state on their website if you're not a man or don't suffer with mental health issues that doesn't mean you're not welcome. Absolutely not. Maybe you're a … Continue reading Roles Vs Labels
In a previous life, I used to be a drummer. Just for the record I refer to a previous period of my life, not as in reincarnation. Because a life prior to parental alienation and/or depression can seem like a completely different life at times. For those unfamiliar with the term parental alienation please see … Continue reading Under Pressure
As I often do, I am reflecting on my current circumstances whilst writing this article. In terms of my current life stressors I am currently going through a high conflict divorce. I am also unjustifiably being denied any contact with my three beautiful children by my ex-partner. And I have recently returned to work following … Continue reading The Triad of Empowerment