Friday, April 25, 2008

Today is Parental Alienation Awareness Day

When there are has been a divorce involving children, one parent often tries to turn the children against the other parent. The hostile parent can be the mother or the father. It occurs so regularly that it is now referred to as "Parent Alienation."

For information about parent alienation and the awareness day, visit here. If you have experienced hostile parenting, either as the alienated parent or the child, please send them your story. Currently, our laws and our society do little or nothing about protecting the child or the other parent, especially if it is the father. These situations exist, they are a nightmare to live through, and it is time they stop.


Georgi said...

I wonder why parents (either one or both) feel that they should use their children as a weapon in a divorce. It is very sad for the children.

Camille said...

Perhaps it's because there is little as painful as having your own child turn against you with no reason. Perhaps they feel that as the fruit of their loins, they have the right to express themselves as they see fit to their children.

Either that, or they are unaware of it.

I don't know why, and I'd really have preferred had mum left dad 3 years earlier when my sister and I were 1. It's harder to brainwash a 1 year old. Particularly if you're not permitted to be alone with them.

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