Why isn’t Parental Alienation being taken seriously?

Another thought provoking piece from ‘lost dad’. Glad to see ‘lost dad’ back, well and writing once again.

LOST DAD

Why is parental alienation not more widely known? why does it still exist after so many years, and more importantly, why isn’t anything happening to stop it?

Let’s take a somewhat different example that can be seen in every newspaper these days: Transgender discussions. Without going into any of the detail in the different arguments, or groups involved, let’s just take a figure: The UK assume that the number of transgenders in the population is around 0.1%, the United States says it is around 0.3%. Taking the figure to mean the entire population of the United Kingdom, that means that there are around 68,000 transgenders in the UK.

Why I am mentioning this?  Because this is the number at any one time. How many do you think are suffering from parental alienation at any one time? Children, absent parents, grandparents, etc.  Given that in 2012 according to the office of national…

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Parental Alienation; I Never Knew My Mum

The following is an individual’s experience of growing up with parental alienation. We have changed the individuals’ names in the following post. I never knew my mum. According to my dad and my two older brothers, she walked out on us all for another man when I was only three years of age. I remember as … Continue reading Parental Alienation; I Never Knew My Mum

I Had No Reason As a Child To Hate my Dad

Continuing with our current theme of guest posts by former alienated children, the following is an individual's experience of growing up with parental alienation. We have changed the individuals’ names in the following post. I don’t know where to begin really. I guess like the telling of any story, one should start at the beginning. I grew up in a … Continue reading I Had No Reason As a Child To Hate my Dad

I am a Former Alienated Child…

The following is an anonymous contribution from a former alienated child that approached us, wishing to share her experience of growing up with parental alienation. We have changed the individuals’ names in the following post. I am a former alienated child and I would like to share my story for two reasons. First of all … Continue reading I am a Former Alienated Child…

Cafcass, Why Do You Not Care?

The following is an anonymous contribution from an alienated parent that approached us, wishing to share his experience of parental alienation. We have changed the individuals’ names in the following post. I recently found out that I am not just John, a primary school teacher from Northern England. What it was that I recently found … Continue reading Cafcass, Why Do You Not Care?

Our Reply to Anthony Douglas, CEO, Cafcass

Dear Mr Douglas, Thank you very much for your prompt response to our recent letter acknowledging that you will now take on board our points as part of the reform process. However, unfortunately you haven't addressed any of our concerns. While we again appreciate your reiteration that "we recognise parental alienation," you haven't explained why: There … Continue reading Our Reply to Anthony Douglas, CEO, Cafcass

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

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