Filtered By - Parental Alienation

  • National Post Don’t sell fathers short: They are as crucial to a child’s well being as a mother Tuesday October 6th, 2015
    For a recent web edition of The Walrus magazine, editor-in-chief Jonathan Kay wrote a sympathetic (but not sycophantic) reflection on Justin Trudeau, with whom he spent considerable time in his role as editorial assistant for Trudeau’s 2014 memoir, Common Ground. “The Trudeau I Know,” reproduced in Monday’s National Post print edition, dwells on the trials o...
  • National Post Parental rights are trumped when decisions are based on ignorance Thursday October 9th, 2014
    When a child is critically ill, who has the final word on treatment – both the “if” and the “what” regarding treatment – when doctors and parents disagree? In Canada, the question has been settled, and more than once, by courts that have consistently ruled against Jehovah’s Witnessses parents who, if not coerced into compliance, would have refuse...
  • National Post Rare justice sees mother punished for using children as weapons against Dad Friday August 8th, 2014
    A few months ago, bowing to pressure from the Canadian Bar Association, the federal government slammed the door shut on a private member’s bill advancing shared parenting as the default in child custody after parental separation. What a mistake that was! And the following story illustrates why. A Toronto father known only as Marco, whose ex-wife has custody of their two...
  • National Post Teaching children to hate the ex Thursday May 23rd, 2013
    The great Victorian novelist Charles Dickens was doubly traumatized in early youth by a feckless father and a harsh social system with scant appreciation for children’s tender psyches. Dickens’ soul-searing experience at age 12 in a shoe-blacking factory provided a cornucopia of creative inspiration for his novels, into which he decanted much empathy for his fictional c...
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