A battle that doesn’t need to be fought Toxic masculinity is now a familiar term to many. Language is flexible but manipulative. As such, this term has come to mean different things to different people. I am not advocating for a draconian law with Orwellian thought police. My issue is when these differing opinions are ill-informed — … Continue reading Feminism vs. Toxic Masculinity
When a problem shared is not a problem halved I had never considered being a parent. I became one. Life then presented me with a realm of emotions I had not known existed. I am a parent to three children; B, T, and G. Their other parent and I separated in 2016. I have not … Continue reading The Unknown Dynamic of Domestic Abuse
Facing life’s adversities and navigating new paths This is not a story of airing dirty laundry. No mudslinging of any sort. It is a true but anonymized account of something that could happen to any parent. I have three children. But, I have had no meaningful contact with any of them since summer 2016. This … Continue reading The Walking of a New Path
But sometimes it’s about surviving At its height, the organisation I co-founded was international. We had a head office in London and a satellite office in Ontario, Canada. Via our social media outlets, we had an international reach to millions. We had a radio station, a helpline, a support group and a healthy number of … Continue reading It’s Hard to Give Up the Pursuit of Justice
The importance of a father in a son’s life What does it mean to be a best friend to someone? Let’s go with the following: A best friend is someone you value above other friends. Someone you trust. Someone who is unconditionally supportive in a non-judgmental way. Next question, how do we define fatherhood? This … Continue reading The Best Friend I Never Knew I Had
Pearl Jam & 25 years of life lessons I was just a little over nineteen years of age on the 14th July 1993, and just a little less over forty-four by the 26th June 2018. These were the first and last times I saw Pearl Jam live in concert. For better or worse, I have … Continue reading I Am Myself Like You Somehow
I was inspired to write this article following my own reading of Dr Childress' latest blog entitled The Door of Empathy. In this article of his, Childress explores the behaviour that an alienated child expresses when required simply to survive. In further understanding this, the targeted parent is more able to understand the importance of … Continue reading Parental Alienation & the Three Wise Monkeys
This post was prompted by the tragic circumstances of one of many alienated parents we support and their three-year battle to have a relationship with their children.
The following is an anonymous contribution from a very courageous alienated parent. I have four children. Two daughters first, followed by two sons. Our story began 19 years ago. At the time, my eldest child was 13, and the others were close in age, at just 12, 10 and 6. I could write a whole chapter … Continue reading I Have Four Children
[The following is an anonymised experience contributed by an alienated parent. This yet again highlights the flawed system that is the Family Justice System.] Approximately a week ago I emailed the Senior Service Manager of my regional Cafcass Office. I asked him three or four questions by email. By far the simplest question I asked … Continue reading A Simple Ethical Question!