April 25, 2022, the 15th Parental Alienation Awareness Day

forwarded from For the Children

by Lena Hellblom Sjögren

Photo: 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

hates me

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

divided yourself

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