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Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (Courbet)

There is one disturbing side to the fight of some women denying parental alienation syndrome. The rights to be protected against domestic violence and to protect their kids from child abuse are theirs. They consider it as their property, and as Proudhon would say in “Qu’est -ce que la propriété? (What Is Property?), property is more the right to exclude someone else from the enjoyment of a good than that to derive enjoyment from it. The women rights movement, which succeeded in making domestic violence and child abuse against the law, has fought for them and them only. Those fathers and mothers who claim the rights to be protected against parental alienation are just bums and usurpers that have to remain disenfranchised. Domestic violence is about a man beating up his wife and his kids, end of the story. The work of Gardner and others is phony and their authors’ agenda is to help fathers abusing their kids with legal protection.

For these women too, family courts have been converted  to the parental alienation syndrome doctrine and are massively granting fathers custody of their kids (I guess, lucky me, I have missed Manhattan family court’s conversion). Hence mothers filing for divorce need to be coached to face the courts’ new biased scrutiny. That’s what RightsforMothers.com is doing in a recent posting, and its advice to mothers is quite telling. Among others: don’t refer to your children as “my” children;  don’t badmouth the father of your kids; keep pictures of your children with their dad; allow contacts between your kid and your ex’s extended family… In other terms, don’t alienate your children from your ex. That’s a start.

How great the world would be if these folks were to understand that mothers’ rights shall not be exclusive of fathers’ rights and the other way around!

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There is more to family movies than one might think,  at least to “Mrs Doubtfire” (Chris Columbus, 1993).  Everybody knows the story: Daniel Hilard (Robin Williams) goes trough a divorce with his wife (Sally Field). She does better than him, therefore the judge gives him the usual custody pittance that sensitive family courts grants fathers:  custodial visits every other week-end. Hilard cannot stand to see his kids that rarely. As his wife seeks a nanny, Hilard takes care of the competition (by falsifying the phone number posted in his wife’s ad) and applies for the job as “Mrs Doubtfire,” a strongly principled woman with supposedly tons of experience as a nanny in England. Prior to applying as Mrs Doubtfire, Hilard has incarnated so many  insane applicants for the job than his wife is relieved to see in Mrs Doubtfire somebody who she can foresee leaving her kids with. What struck my attention this time is the movie parental alienation awareness and a message against it. Indeed, during her interview, Mrs Doubtfire told Mrs Hilard who was badmouthing her husband something like : “Dear, send the kids to their room before you verbally bash their father.”  Not bad for Hollywood in 1993, while evidence of parental alienation syndrome was not what it is now.

Perhaps one day, when family courts will prescribe therapeutic rehab sessions for parental alienators, “Mrs Doubtfire” will be part of it…

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