Bring understanding to parental alienation

Published 1:31 pm Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Dear Editor,

On April 25, 2013, at noon, the Alabama Family Rights Association requests you take 10 minutes to blow bubbles for love in support of parental alienation awareness in an effort to educate the public about this form of child abuse.

Parental Alienation is recognized as the systematic brainwashing of children with the sole purpose of destroying a loving relationship with a parent. It deprives children of their right to love and be loved by both parents.

Robin Denison, co-founder of Parental Alienation Awareness Organization, likens the pain of the left behind parent to “bereavement without end.”

With awareness comes education, understanding and the power to stop the abuse of innocent children caught in the crossfire of the people they love.

The Alabama Family Rights Association (ALFRA) works to increase awareness of Parental Alienation as a common form of child abuse. Parental alienation can arise from divorce, child custody situations and even with intact families. Parental alienation is evidenced by the alienating behaviors of a person, such as a parent, family members, or as a result of the judicial system restricting the relationship between a child and a loving parent.

Alienation can severely damage or destroy a child’s relationship with a parent. The most common symptom of children affected by parental alienation is their severe opposition to contact with one parent and/or overt hatred towards that parent for little or no reason.

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Kenneth Paschal