Episode 40. Tony Brown

When Tony Brown separated from his wife of 18 years, he thought it would be amicable, and that he would be able to continue his relationship with his 3 daughters. But the truth was anything but, in what was a classic example of Parental Alienation. This is a story that many will relate to.
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22 Replies to “Episode 40. Tony Brown”

  1. Every child has the right to their own decisions that includes choosing who they want in their lives. I can for sure say my decisions were based upon my own choices and things I saw, not anyone manipulating me. If you want to know the full story about Tony Browns supposed “parental alienation” please feel free to contact his 19 year old daughter (me) and I’ll be more than happy to tell the real story from first hand experiences. No one, not even my supposed family have asked my perspective. There are more untruths than truths here. Feel free to drop me an email anytime! Thanks.

    • Casey, you and your sisters cut off all of your Dad’s family without explaination and denied them the chance to hear your side of the story. I’d love to talk to you and your sisters but you’ve never made that possible. I’m here if you want to talk. Reach out to me. Paul

  2. On the 26th of August 2010 the Brazilian Parliament has ratified with immediate effect a law against parental alienation. The law defines parental alienation as a form of child abuse. It provides Brazilian judges and courts with seven measures to deal with parental alienation. Amongst those are fines, contrary custody and/or care and residence decisions and care supervision orders.

  3. This brief video explains the challenges parents experience when fighting for the return of their internationally-kidnapped children and invites parents and advocates to attend iStand 2018: Shining the Light to Bring Them Home, the 5th annual International Parents Conference & Embassy Walk, My 23-25, 2018 in Washington DC. #iStandUntilAllChildrenComeHome

  4. When one parent turns his or her children against the other parent via negative innuendos, false accusations and more, the children as well as the alienated parent suffer. Forensic psychologists appointed by courts, parenting coordinators, family law attorneys and judges however tend to be insufficiently informed, and often even misinformed, about parent alienation. Unfortunately, when professionals who are dealing with these issues in the courts and social services do not understand the situation, they add to the harm being done by the alienating parent.

  5. Thank you, I’ve spent a lot of time looking for more stories like this as it is very similar to mine. I admire your ability to move on and deal with everything.

    • I doubt it is similar. I am, unfortunately, one of Tony’s daughters. The story has been altered to what he wants to believe and to benefit his ego. He has not been alienated by his daughters and has been able to easily contact his children in many ways, through social media and my mothers phone number which has not changed since they were together.

      • Except you’ve blocked him and all of your extended family on all social media platforms, as have your sisters. We would all love to be in contact with you, but any attempts have been knocked back. I would love to meet with you and your sisters sometime to talk. Paul

  6. With the support of the Australian Government, White Ribbon Australia is launching the Fatherhood Program. For many men, fatherhood is a time of transformation that inspires a deeper understanding about the importance of their role to act as positive agents of social change.

    This whole-of-community program will be engaging men – as fathers, soon to be fathers, or those in father figure roles – to model and foster positive and respectful attitudes and behaviours towards girls and women. White Ribbon Australia will be engaging men from all cultural backgrounds across Australia through their involvement in White Ribbon Australia events and programs and interactions with White Ribbon Australia Ambassadors.

  7. It’s really a nice and helpful piece of information. I’m glad that you shared this helpful information with us. Please keep us informed like this. Thanks for sharing.

  8. The aim of the Conference is to provide a forum for presentation and discussion of the latest research, professional practice issues and developments in understanding parental alienation. The Conference is for practitioners and researchers who are interested in learning more about what parental alienation is, how to identify it and what to do about it. The conference will include keynote presentations from Dr Demosthenes Lorandos, Karen Woodall and Nick Woodall who are world renowned experts in parental alienation. The conference will showcase current research and professional practice issues on parental alienation.
    On Thursday 18th and Friday 19th October, there will be two workshops:

  9. I feel for you Tony. I found myself in a similar situation with my kids when my wife and I broke up. Let’s hope we can see our kids again one day. Stay strong mate

  10. Parental alienation is a devastating problem affecting millions of families around the world. Unfortunately, much like how we addressed domestic violence several decades ago, we treat parental alienation as a domestic issue rather than as a problem that affects communities, school systems, police and court systems, mental health and financial institutions, and legislative bodies. I will discuss how our social and cultural systems sanction and even promote parental alienation at the expense of our children, and what can be done about it.

    Dr. Harman is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Colorado State University and is the Program Coordinator for the Applied Social & Health Psychology Program. She is an accomplished and awarded teacher, and has published many peer-reviewed articles and textbooks on intimate relationships, such as The Science of Relationships: Answers to your Questions about Dating, Marriage and Family. She is also a contributor to, a relationship science resource for the on-line community, and is interviewed as a relationship expert for many national and international media outlets (Chicago Tribune, the Denver Post, NY Magazine,, and the Irish Independent). She has more recently applied her research expertise in social psychology to better understand and find solutions for parental alienation because she has been a target of it herself.

  11. I was alienated from my Father as a child. My mother told me he left us and didn’t want to see us. Years later I learned he was doing all he could to see us and he was a good man. One day your daughters will know the truth Tony. Time heals.

  12. A story that is sadly too common. Children don’t see that they’ve been alienated and often believe they made the choice themselves when they were infact manipulated to believe it was their choice. Don’t give up Tony. I hope one day your girls will want their Dad back.

  13. I feel for you Tony. I was alienated from my sons and daughter over 10 years ago an it has been such a struggle. I admire the fact that you have been able to rebuild and find a new relationship. That’s not easy. I hope your girls hear this one day and see how much you love them.

  14. One adult child of divorce shares the reality and heartbreak of divorce and remarriage. How true! A child has DNA from both parents. When one parent criticizes the other parent they are also criticizing the child. The same is true for family relationships.

    Interesting take on what parents should do when they decide to divorce.


    When parents don’t love each other, they don’t love each others family. When they don’t love each other’s family, they don’t love the family of their child. The child feels alone and can’t show too much love or devotion to either side.

    When the parents remarry and have children, they love that new spouse, and that new spouses family. The first child has to watch while the parent loves and gives preference to that new child’s whole family.

    This state can continue for the first child’s entire life. watching the parents ignore 1/2 of the first child’s family, and giving preference and love to the latter child’s entire family.

    I have lived this as the first child. the anger at the callousness and unfairness never really subsides. And then they wonder why you’re angry and why you never really seem to “get over it.”

    When the parents don’t love each other, they should just give the child up for adoption rather than making the child live like that.


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