Parental alienation is a poorly recognized, gravely underreported, and socially and institutionally endorsed form of domestic violence and human rights violation. Parental alienation is a retaliatory abuse of power at the expense of our children and their chances to become healthy, confident and empathetic adults.
Affected children are inflicted fabricated trauma of being betrayed, abandoned, or abused by parental figure(s), and may become severed from them, and suffer well documented adverse socio-developmental consequences.
Simply Parent fills a gaping void around parenting; a void that persists because our social and legal systems have not kept pace with today’s diverse familial landscape.
About 40 million children in the US alone have or will transition to being co-parented by two (or more) households. It is these children who stand to loose the most when social and political deliberations of our society dictate whom they are supposed to love, and how many hours per month.
Whether they are biologically linked, straight, gay, underage or aging, prepared or knocked up, perfect spouses or fallible ones, parents are defined by an inextinguishable commitment to their children. And yet in the US alone, some 22 million parents - or 1 in 7 - across intact, separated, and divorced families are being alienated, willfully or unconsciously, from their children; devastating and at times fatal impacts of PA, often in silence and while persecuted by the system.
This is parental alienation
It is a plague that has been allowed to rage unhindered. And like any plague, and it does not discriminate. It torments full-time parents, civic leaders and celebrities alike. It racks havoc in traditional mom-and-dad households as well as in alternative families.
We must stand against this practice even as we work towards a shared understanding of it. This is our work. Our reward is restoring your ability to simply parent your children.
We hope you will stand with us so that together, we can succeed.