Episode 23. John H. LaDue

This week I talk to LBP film maker John LaDue about his alienation from his Children in Japan, and his movie ‘Mommy or Daddy?’ which is dedicated to raising awareness of parental alienation in Japan.

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  1. Millions of children have a loving parent erased from their lives after divorce or separation. Erasing Family is the first documentary aimed at young adults to encourage them to reunite with their erased families.

  2. Japan remains a haven for parental child abductions and a U.S. lawmaker Wednesday urged the Trump administration to do more to pressure the country to fulfill its obligations under international law.

    Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., said during congressional testimony that between 300 and 400 children of international marriages have been abducted from the U.S. to Japan since 1994, and that more than 35 are still awaiting reunification with their American parents.

  3. Every year, in Japan, 150,000 children are torn away from a parent in the aftermath of a divorce. Now grown, a generation of young adults is demanding that the cycle of parental alienation ends with them.
    After an acrimonious divorce, Rita Shishikura’s husband forbade her from ever again seeing their son, Hizuki. The resulting alienation from her only child sent Rita’s life into a tailspin that eventually led to a suicide attempt, and resuscitation in the Emergency Room. Through the process of recovery, Rita’s self-pity turns into a desire to see her son again, sending her on a journey that brings unexpected allies into her world. Along with her newfound friends – from a group striving to reunite children with their parents – Rita discovers both the will to live and her purpose in life.

  4. Contrary to the dominant pedophile-stranger abduction narrative, nearly all child abductions are perpetrated by family members. Stranger abductions — certainly alarming and tragic — actually occur with “lightning-strike rarity,” as a report in the journal Criminal Justice Studies put it, in contrast to the more than 200,000 parental abductions committed each year that meet the criminal criteria and are not merely delayed visitations or misunderstandings.…/perspective-most-kidnappe…/ar-AAoyGY8…

  5. Two central issues addressed in this article are the extent to which young children’s time should be spent predominantly in the care of the same parent or divided more evenly between both parents, and whether children under the age of 4 should sleep in the same home every night or spend overnights in both parents’ homes. A broad consensus of accomplished researchers and practitioners agree that, in normal circumstances, the evidence supports shared residential arrangements for children under 4 years of age whose parents live apart from each other. Because of the well-documented vulnerability of father–child relationships among never-married and divorced parents, the studies that identify overnights as a protective factor associated with increased father commitment to child rearing and reduced incidence of father drop-out, and the absence of studies that demonstrate any net risk of overnights, policymakers and decision makers should recognize that depriving young children of overnights with their fathers could compromise the quality of developing father-child relationships. Sufficient evidence does not exist to support postponing the introduction of regular and frequent involvement, including overnights, of both parents with their babies and toddlers. The theoretical and practical considerations favoring overnights for most young children are more compelling than concerns that overnights might jeopardize children’s development. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)

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