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Episode 33. Alec Baldwin (sort of) and Me.

Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin, is possibly the most high profile Parental Alienation awareness advocate, having personally been alienated from his daughter Ireland. I doubt I’ll ever be able to actually be able to interview him for my show, but I still felt there was benefit in sharing his message.
So this week I share audio of an interview he did on ‘Larry King Live’ in 2009, along with Micheal McCormack and Mark Tabb. After playing the interview, I dissect what they discuss and share my own thoughts. And of course I have links to sources to back up what we say.

Watch the interview here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u38LzlYp78k

Buy Alec’s book – https://www.amazon.com/Promise-Ourselves-Journey-Through-Fatherhood/dp/B002BWQ55E

What is Parental Alienation Syndrome? – http://www.amyjlbaker.com/parental-alienation-syndrome.html
http://www.consumerwatchfoundation.com/vicious-cycle-parental-alienation/
http://www.consumerwatchfoundation.com/category/parental-alienation-the-report/
https://medium.com/@SMD_1daycloser/understanding-stages-of-grief-applied-to-parents-affected-by-parental-child-abduction-alienation-5c17c3e331f1

Benefits of shared parenting – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4837570/Study-finds-separated-parents-split-custody-equally.html#ixzz4rPumnoKN
https://www.ag.gov.au/RightsAndProtections/HumanRights/Human-rights-scrutiny/PublicSectorGuidanceSheets/Pages/Rightsofparentsandchildren.aspx

After divorce, shared parenting is best for children’s health and development

Flaws with the family court system – https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/national/2017/09/28/review-family-law-system-george-brandis/

Are Dad’s really treated fairly by the family courts? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/relationships/fatherhood/11647915/Are-divorced-dads-really-treated-fairly-by-the-family-courts.html

Effects of children growing up without a father – https://ifstudies.org/blog/the-biological-effects-of-father-loss-an-interview-with-daniel-notterman
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170718142938.htm

Children of same sex couples – https://theconversation.com/same-sex-couples-and-their-children-what-does-the-evidence-tell-us-55565

Join the conversation – https://www.facebook.com/lbpstoriespodcast/

 

22 Replies to “Episode 33. Alec Baldwin (sort of) and Me.”

  1. Great article by Molly S. Castletoe
    “PAS is motivated by a combination of personal rage and poor interpersonal boundaries. The alienating parent has narcissistic personality characteristics and he or she cannot tell the difference between what they want and what the child needs. The ex-spouse holds onto the failed marriage through hate, blame, and relentless attempts at control. Warshak notes that a child may become allied with one parent for various reasons: out of intimidation, fear of punishment, or even out of loyalty to a parent who seems emotionally fragile.”
    https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-me-in-we/201706/parental-alienation-and-its-repair

  2. Alienation is a defence mechanism which is activated in the child when pressure is placed upon them in the post separation landscape. It is an act of self protection in the child and is triggered when the pressure reaches the tipping point beyond which the child utilises the division of their feelings into all good and all bad as a coping mechanism.

    When the coping mechanism is activated, the child cannot voluntarily drop the defence of splitting the world into good and bad and efforts to make the child do so, will only make things much worse. In the world in which most court professionals work, the voice, (rather than the well being) of the child is paramount and in the environment in which women and children must always be believed (which pervades the family court system in the UK at least), what the child says is almost always regarded as the truth.
    https://karenwoodall.blog/2018/03/25/living-with-shadows-learning-to-care-for-rejected-parents/

  3. Video from Air 4 showed a heavy police presence at Northeast 63rd Street and 15th Avenue Northeast in North Seattle Wednesday afternoon where several police vehicles rammed a silver Mercedesrt. Video also showed police pulling out a man who was wearing clothes matching the description of their suspect and eventually comforting a young boy who was in the vehicle. Police later confirmed that the man was the suspect, and the boy was the abducted child.
    https://abpworldgroup.com/2018/03/29/usa-watch-as-police-rescue-5-year-old-boy-after-abduction-by-violent-dangerous-father/

  4. “I am not telling my story for sympathy; I am talking about what I went through to educate people about how parental alienation can affect your child’s whole life. Using your child to hurt your ex could easily set the child on the path of negativity, depression, anxiety, feeling worthless and unloved … is this really what you want for a child?”
    https://www.consumerwatchfoundation.com/really-want-child/

  5. Thank You Senator Ted Cruz… for standing up for #AmericasStolenChildren raising awareness to what is a heinous crime against our very own children and American Families.

    “Exploring the Plight of International Parental Child Abduction & its Effect on American Families” – included in this clip Chris Brann, Noelle Hunter and John F. Clark @MissingKidsCEO.

    #ShiningTheLightToBringThemHome
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHlAXwtg0Ko&feature=youtu.be

  6. April 4, Mr Wylie dropped his girls at the gate of the school they attend. It was between 8.30am and 8.40am, the last day of school before the Easter holidays. He watched his daughters walk 30m from the car to the school gate, amid the usual chaos of school drop-off; kids running left and right, parents zipping back and forth. His eyes zeroed in on his children and he said to himself, “Gee, they’re getting big those girls.”

    Sometime between entering the school gate and the sound of the morning bell, the girls vanished. The Family Court issued a media release that spread across the country: “Fugitive mother of two [Ms Wylie] remains on the run more than a week after she is believed to have abducted her twin daughters from their … primary school. By now, she could quite literally be ­anywhere in Australia.
    https://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/features/how-family-court-cases-like-wylie-vs-wylie-provoke-fugitive-parents/story-e6frg8h6-1227069937023

  7. The Hard Truth

    Parental alienation, abduction and family court injustices – these are very real situations that occur daily all across the world. Lives are lost. Relationships are stolen, memories are never created and bonds are broken between a parent and their children.

    Unfortunately, this is the sad reality we face on a continual basis and unless, awareness is created in the effort to promote positive change, our suffering will continue.

    I look back on my life and wonder how this could have occurred. Was it me who caused this to happen? Perhaps, it was my alienator or the family court system. Then again, it may have been a combination of everything. All I really know is, I am lost to my first born children and they are lost to me (at this moment).

    There will never be a time when the clock is turned back. For the most part, our lives have been placed on indefinite hold and never know when we are able to move forward.

    When our alienators cause us and our children so much pain and heartache, we expect justice from those who are sworn to protect us. Many times, it does not come in time before the emotional and mental damage is laid upon our doorstep. As adults, we are much more able to handle these difficult situations unlike, our children who are the most vulerable.

    The evil that lurks within the hearts of our alienators is unfathomable. How can a singular individual who we once loved and they professed love to us now, feel the incessant desire to destroy us through our children? Are they devoid of any humanistic compassion? Maybe they have a mental illness that they are unable to accept and receive help for.

    In the end, we parents suffer. Our extended families suffer and most importantly, our children suffer. Until family laws change to promote healthy environments for all who affected, families will be destroyed at an alarming rate. This means, the vicious cycle of abuse will be carried forward into future generations and familial bonds are sure to be broken and stolen.

    We, the left behind and absent parents must learn to find the courage to share our stories and raise our voices against such atrocities, this will be the future that we and our children endure. The time to face fear is upon each of us. This is the hard truth!

    By David Shubert

  8. The 2018 report said Japan has made “measurable progress” on international parental child abduction, noting that the average number of children reported abducted to the country each year has decreased by 44 percent since 2014 thanks to the expansion of mediation between parents and the promotion of voluntary returns by authorities.

    While noting that “a strong and productive relationship” between the Japanese and U.S. governments has facilitated the resolution of abduction cases, the report said that “there were no effective means” to enforce court return orders.
    https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/05/18/national/social-issues/japan-u-s-list-nations-noncompliant-hague-treaty-cross-border-parental-child-abductions/#.WzaVQtUzaM9

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