Parental Alienation; 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 Parental Alienation; It’s all about control

Mental Health & Parental Alienation

Mental health problems continue to be a growing public health concern. The aim of the following paragraphs is to explore the current statistics associated with mental health and it's impact on adults and children alike and also highlight mental health's inextricable link with parental alienation. According to the 2013 Global Burden of Disease study, the predominant … Continue reading Mental Health & Parental Alienation

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

Discrimination, Equality and Parental Alienation

By definition, with the obvious exception of misogynistic, sexist bigots, we should all be feminists. I consider myself a feminist, why wouldn't I? The definition of feminism is plain and simple; the advocacy of women's rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes. With the above in mind, there is absolutely no excuse for … Continue reading Discrimination, Equality and Parental Alienation

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 children … Continue reading Trudge On or Give Up. What Other Choice is There?

“Children’s Services have failed my children”

The following is the story of an alienated parent. All names have been changed. John has now spent almost two years fighting to see his children. John, his parents and his partner have spent, between them, in excess of £25,000 in legal fees. The following is an interview with John regarding his involvement with Norfolk … Continue reading “Children’s Services have failed my children”