PA – It’s ALL about control

Another guest post from another courageous parent speaking up about abuse so others may not have to: I've never been a huge fan of the whole narcissism theory. For me people tend to be a great deal more nuanced than that and if we accept a polemic then all empaths are essentially doomed while society … Continue reading PA – It’s ALL about control

Reunification Case Study: An alternative to a solicitor or going it alone

In the previous two posts on the theme of re-unification and re-connection, we showcased some of the expertise of the children's social work team by focusing on the case study of Will and his son Zac. Complementing and enabling this work, by helping to remove the legal barriers erected by the alienating parent, was one … Continue reading Reunification Case Study: An alternative to a solicitor or going it alone

Trudge on or give up. What other choice is there?

The third post in a series by a father in a shared parenting situation, complicated by hundreds of miles and a hostile ex and new partner. He gives a valuable insight into another form of alienation, the use of "divide and conquer" tactics to manipulate siblings into abusing the target parent. The impact on the … Continue reading Trudge on or give up. What other choice is there?

What If?

My husband and I are alienated grandparents. It has now been two years since we have seen our three beloved grandchildren. We are aged eighty and seventy nine respectively. So we are not young grandparents. So as if being alienated from our beautiful, special grandchildren we love was not bad enough and knowing that the alienation can go … Continue reading What If?

PA: Reunification Case Study Part II

This is the second part of our blog by the reunification expert team, illustrating that re-connecting, even after extreme alienation, is not only achievable, but that there is a proven pathway that alienated parents can follow. We last left the story at the point in the process where the little boy had been re-introduced to … Continue reading PA: Reunification Case Study Part II

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

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