forwarded from For the Children
by Lena Hellblom Sjögren
WHY HAVE AN AWARENESS DAY?
If more people knew about how Parental Alienation and Hostile Aggressive parenting work, and how damaging these behaviors are to children, then more people can help deal with the problem.
With awareness and education will come social change. Just as now one can’t slap a child, or smoke while pregnant, without everyone knowing that is not acceptable behavior, when social change happens, parents behaving in parental alienation or hostile aggressive parenting behaviors will be recognized. These adults will understand how their behavior hurts their own children, and if they choose to do it regardless, they will not be able to get away with their behavior as easily as today.
There are many professionals such as judges, lawyers, psychiatrists, teachers, police officers, as well the general public that have no idea this problem exists, or if they do, don’t realize the harm it does. The aim of the Awareness Day is to make everyone aware of these problems and encourage the alienating, hostile aggressive parents to seek help.
With awareness comes education, and with education, comes the power to stop the mental and emotional abuse of children.–Sarvy Emo
I love you indefinitely
The one I created you with
An implacable hatred
you learnt to share
You are not allowed to love me
and not me in you
Who am I? You ask yourself when you seek yourself
The answer is that you are a person who has
when you had no other choice than to hate me
It is not your fault
You bear no guilt
You do not have to hate the one who taught you to hate me
You are allowed to love us both
You have the right to be loved by us both
Poem and photo by Lena Hellblom Sjögren