Archive for the ‘PARENTAL ALIENATION’ Category

The Alienated Child / Parental Alienation Syndrome

January 21, 2010


What does Parental Alienation Syndrome mean? In my case, it meant losing a child. When Dash was 4 1/2 years old his father and I broke up. I dealt with the death of our marriage and moved on but Peter stayed angry, eventually turning it toward his own house, teaching our son, day by day, bit by bit, to reject me. Parental Alienation Syndrome typically means one parent’s pathological hatred, the other’s passivity and a child used as a weapon of war.

In the foreword to A Kidnapped Mind, Dr. Reena Sommer, an expert in divorce and custody issues, talks about alienators as a new and emerging class of dysfunctional parents that “do not fit the stereotype of the deficient and ill-equipment parent. Instead, these parents are generally articulate, resourceful, and competent in all other aspects of their lives – except in the realm of parenting. In fact, these individuals might easily be mistaken for ideal parents, except to the properly informed, because they profess love and concern for their children. What sets these individuals apart from other dysfunctional parents is their overwhelming commitment to meeting their own needs first. In doing so, they destroy the relationship their children have with the other parent – at whatever cost.”

I spent a quarter of a million dollars and twelve years in court, at first trying just to see him and then trying to get him help, so I never had the time to break down. I didn’t even have time to get mad. From the margins of Dash’s life I roused those who were in a position to help him. A Kidnapped Mind is the story of our struggle, the hope, the missteps and all the agonizing drama along the way. I fought for Dash every day of his life, knowing in my heart that I could still make a difference.

I wrote this book as the last gift to my wonderful, brave, brown-eyed son, Dash.

Dash committed suicide at the age of sixteen.

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The Dash Foundation was formed by my husband and I to increase awareness of the damage done by this insidious and oftentimes invisible form of hideous child abuse.

The Dash Foundation has been created in the hope that no other child will suffer the psychological abuse and emotional neglect of an alienating home.

PAMELA RICHARDSON has hosted television’s The Saturday Show and The Vancouver Show, and written and produced pieces for magazines and other television programs. Today she is a full-time mother to her two teenaged boys and lives in Vancouver with her husband, David. She continues to work with many school and community organizations, speaking at private and public events, meeting with legal professionals, counselors, other parents whose children have been alienated from them, as well as the media and other groups, bringing a much-needed awareness of the damage that can be done by alienating a child from a once-loved parent.

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Mother denied all access to her children

May 11, 2009

Here is the Sunday Times story on parental alienation !

Today ( 10 May 2009) on the front page of the Sunday Times, is the story many of us are very familiar with. The article is titled ” Wife of financier denied access to their children”, by Daniel Foggo.

Then in the same paper, on page 6, in the section headed NEWS, there is a further elaboration of the story, under the heading” Mum jailed for telling son she loves him”, reported again, by Daniel Foggo.

What hasn’t been reported is that at an early stage, when the mother was ‘set-up’ by her husband, she informed her member of Parliament, ( a very senior MP), that the social worker involved with the case had moved into the matrimonial home, after she had been kicked out.

The senior MP took up the matter with the local authority, who after about 6 months wrote to the MP and informed him that ” the social worker had now moved out” !

So the husband had arranged for the social worker involved in the case to be pliant , in more ways than one!

This is what the Family Court secrecy is concealing.

It is a wonder that the MPs involved the scandal of MPs expenses, have not invoked Family Court secrecy. Had they done so, they, the corrupt Labour Party, Gordon Brown, Hazel Blears, Phil Woolas and that disgraceful Speaker, Gorbals Mick, would have been able to keep their corrupt practices away from disclosure.

It’s not just me that thinks it’s a serious business, but obviously everyone involved in this other story ! Including the courts.

Whatever the rights and wrongs of this case and others of a similar nature with squabbling parents or social workers squabbling with parents, it is wicked and disgusting that parents are jailed for the most utterly trivial matters by our Government; which now seems to have become a hybrid of Stalinist Russia and Hitler’s Nazi control freak Germany.

From The Sunday Times

May 10, 2009

Daniel Foggo

A COURT has denied the former wife of a rich City financier all access to their three children after she was found to be turning them against him.

In an extraordinary ruling, the woman, who was also judged to be too indulgent a parent, has been legally barred from seeing her children for three years. She was jailed for approaching one of them in the street and telling him she loved him in breach of a court order. She is facing a possible return to jail this summer for posting a video about her plight on the internet.

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From The Sunday Times

May 10, 2009

Mum jailed for telling son she loves him

A woman has been denied access to her children for three years, accused of trying to turn them against their father.

Daniel Foggo

AS the wife of a successful City financier with three young boys, she seemed to have it all.

Yet after a bitter divorce and a protracted battle with Britain’s family courts system, the woman now finds herself bereft. She no longer lives in an imposing home counties farmhouse and for the past three years she has been denied any direct access to her children.

Barred from approaching them in any way, she has been repeatedly arrested for breaching the terms of the injunction against her.

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From Jack Frost ….Author: ” The Gulag Of The Family Courts”…Book 1