Category Archives: The favoured parent

Personal or case accounts of any kind focusing on the favoured parent.

The Remarkable Ryan Thomas

Ryan Thomas is a grown up child of Alienation. Triggered by chance by what a work colleague said, he realised as an adult what had been happening. Eventually he reconnected with his Dad. Ryan has now created a goldmine of online resources. He is

The Remarkable Ryan Thomas

Ryan Thomas is a grown up child of Alienation. Triggered by chance by what a work colleague said, he realised as an adult what had been happening. Eventually he reconnected with his Dad. Ryan has now created a goldmine of online resources. He is

Rewind’s torn-up letters (with subtitles)

Recently we blogged about making more of the Dutch film “Rewind”. The clip ended with the children writing a letter to the judge. Here is a clip that we showed before. Again it’s about letters – the mother’s to her distant children. This time we can give

Rewind’s torn-up letters (with subtitles)

Recently we blogged about making more of the Dutch film “Rewind”. The clip ended with the children writing a letter to the judge. Here is a clip that we showed before. Again it’s about letters – the mother’s to her distant children. This time we can give

Rewind: Make more of this wonderful film

We featured one scene from a Dutch TV documentary before – The two truths of torn up letters. There is an (as yet) unpublished English-subtitled version called: Rewind. We must find ways to make much more of it.  The full story plainly underlines several key lessons

Rewind: Make more of this wonderful film

We featured one scene from a Dutch TV documentary before – The two truths of torn up letters. There is an (as yet) unpublished English-subtitled version called: Rewind. We must find ways to make much more of it.  The full story plainly underlines several key lessons

Pairing up Abduction and Alienation

What’s the difference between Parental Child Abduction and Parental Child Alienation? Not a lot. Recently looking at cults and hostage-taking, we saw how close Abduction and Alienation were. Abduction is a quick way to do the same as Alienation does slowly.

Pairing up Abduction and Alienation

What’s the difference between Parental Child Abduction and Parental Child Alienation? Not a lot. Recently looking at cults and hostage-taking, we saw how close Abduction and Alienation were. Abduction is a quick way to do the same as Alienation does slowly.

Hostage, coercion, enmeshment and other unacceptably good words for it

In 1612 Francis Bacon coined the phrase ‘hostages to fortune‘. He meant how having a family constrains a man from more adventurous things. But you could also say that children are hostages to fortune. It’s just a matter of luck what family they get landed

Hostage, coercion, enmeshment and other unacceptably good words for it

In 1612 Francis Bacon coined the phrase ‘hostages to fortune‘. He meant how having a family constrains a man from more adventurous things. But you could also say that children are hostages to fortune. It’s just a matter of luck what family they get landed

The Misery Checklist by Amy JL Baker

Amy JL Baker rivals Richard Warshak for pride of place in the hall of Parental Alienation fame. To add to her achievements, now she has written a novel – The Misery Checklist. Surprisingly, this is from the point of view of an aligned or alienating parent. The book’s opening

The Misery Checklist by Amy JL Baker

Amy JL Baker rivals Richard Warshak for pride of place in the hall of Parental Alienation fame. To add to her achievements, now she has written a novel – The Misery Checklist. Surprisingly, this is from the point of view of an aligned or alienating parent. The book’s opening

A quart into a pint-pot: how to spread the word

It’s Parental Alienation Awareness Day everyone. So let’s spread the word. I’ve written about that before: PR for PA. We want to reach the unconverted as well as preach to the converted. This post is the long of it. The next one’s the short of

A quart into a pint-pot: how to spread the word

It’s Parental Alienation Awareness Day everyone. So let’s spread the word. I’ve written about that before: PR for PA. We want to reach the unconverted as well as preach to the converted. This post is the long of it. The next one’s the short of