This petition is for all children world wide who are suffering as a result of the selfish affairs between two parents. When a child is alienated from a parent, it is not just a mere separation between two people, it is the creation of a life-long hiatus affecting the child for the rest of his/her life.
Parental alienation is child abuse by one parent who programs the child or children of the marriage to denigrate or target the other parent in an effort to undermine and interfere with the childs relationship with that parent. This syndrome is often a sign of the offending parents inability to separate from the couples conflict and focus on the childs needs. Rather, the offending parent uses the children in his or her war against the other parent.
Parental alienation deprives children of their right to be loved and to show love to both of their parents. The alienating parent (and often other family members) mentally manipulate or bully children into believing a loving parent is the cause of all of the their or the familys problems; therefore the other parent must be the enemy, be feared, hated, disrespected and avoided. Hatred is not a normal emotion for children, rather it must be taught.
Signs of parental alienation include:
Bad-mouthing the other parent to the children
Erasing the parent from the childrens lives
Forcing the children to reject the other parent
Forcing the children to choose sides
Creating the impression the other parent is dangerous
Belittling comments to the other parent in front of the children
Calling the children to testify against the other parent
Convincing the children the other parent is creating financial hardship on the family
Every child has a fundamental right and need for a loving relationship with both parents and to be denied that right by one parent, without sufficient justification (abuse, serious neglect, etc.), is in itself a form of child abuse, since it is the child who is violated by an alienating parents behavior. The children suffer most. Reunification of the family takes a skilled professional and can be a trying time since the children are often in a continued abusive relationship with the alienating parent, who cannot let go of his or her own conflict with the other parent.
Children deserve better as parental alienation leaves children with deep emotional scars as damaging as abducted children or victims of sexual abuse and extreme conflicts. Children often are left with post-traumatic stress syndrome due to the damage caused by the alienating parent. The severe effects of parental alienation on children are well-documented: low self-esteem and self-hatred, lack of trust, depression and substance abuse are widespread in children who have suffered through parental alienation. Children internalize the hatred that is taught to be targeted to the alienated parent.
The absence of love and the lack of presence to the child from many of his/her family members, such as: grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers, and sisters. It uproots the child's identity, and by doing this horrific act they are destroying the child's emotional foundation.
A parent should not have the right to want to damage the relationship of their own child with the other parent at their own child's expense!
What we do to help our children today as a nation will remain immortal. We Must Abolish Parental Alienation!
Parental alienation is a crime committed against innocent children and should be punishable by law.
Please don't allow another child to suffer do to parental alienation. Make the difference by signing this petition!
Please, help abolish parental alienation. It affects all of us.
We must have emotionally stable children in order to live in a stable world.
When you do nothing, you feel overwhelmed and powerless. But when you get involved, you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from knowing you are working to make things better.
If you are reading this petition find it in your heart to understand the pain and the suffering of innocent children. Every single signature is going to make the difference to help abolish the pain and suffering due to parental alienation.
Being there for your children at all times is the indispensable element of pure love.
Dr. Michelle King.