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STOP THE EPIDEMIC OF PARENTAL ALIENATION NOW! Make Parental Alienation a Crime Against a Child and Punishable by Law.

We the Undersigned Call Upon the U.S. Senate / U.S. House / U.S. Congress of the United States of America to Stop Parental Alienation by Making it a Crime Punishable by Law.

"Parental alienation" refers primarily to the manipulation and brainwashing of a child that a parent resorts to in order to exclude the other parent from the life of the child.

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Is the process, and the result, of the psychological manipulation of a child into showing unwarranted fear, disrespect or hostility towards a parent and/or other family members. It is a distinctive and widespread form of psychological abuse and family violence —towards both the child and the rejected family members—that occurs almost exclusively in association with family separation or divorce (particularly where legal action is involved) and that undermines core principles of both the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Most commonly, the primary cause is a parent wishing to exclude another parent from the life of their child, but other family members or friends, as well as professionals involved with the family (including psychologists, lawyers and judges), may contribute significantly to the process. It often leads to the long-term, or even permanent, estrangement of a child from one parent and other family members and, as a particularly adverse childhood experience, results in significantly increased risks of both mental and physical illness for children.

Parental alienation is pathogenic parenting. It is a form of child abuse performed by a hostile aggressive parent against the other, targeted parent, using their child(ren) as a weapon during a child custody dispute between unwed, separated, divorcing or divorced parents.


The “Low Parental Alienation” label applies to parents who direct negative behavior or comments at the other parent in front of the child, but who regret the outbursts, worry about their affect on the child, and take steps to explain the inappropriate actions.
Many parents will occasionally engage in low-level alienating behavior, but these parents recognize that the child needs to have a normal, healthy, loving relationship with the other parent. These parents know their occasional outbursts are wrong, and have a healthy enough attitude to correct their mistakes. They may not always want to do the right thing, but they usually do the right thing without regret because they know what’s right is what’s best for their child.


The “Moderate Parental Alienation” label applies to parents who mean well; who believe their child should have a normal, healthy relationship with the other parent, but who also believe that the relationship shouldn’t come at their expense or in any way interfere with their life.
Parents who engage in moderate alienating behavior usually react to some real or perceived slight from the other parent. Moderate-level alienators have a hard time controlling their emotions and will tend to have more emotional issues than someone who falls into the low-level alienator category. The all out assault on the other parent usually lasts as long as their emotional reaction lasts. When these parents get over their anger, they stop the alienating behavior and move on. While they may not go out of their way to facilitate the child’s relationship with the other parent, at least they don’t sabotage the relationship. That is, until the next real or perceived slight from the other parent. Then the alienating behavior begins again.


The “Severe Parental Alienation” label applies to parents with a mission – destroy the previous healthy and loving relationship between the child and the child’s other parent. These alienators are obsessed and relentless. They never get tired, stop scheming or pass up an opportunity to reinforce their destructive message to the child. They conscript friends, family members, neighbors, co-workers, the police and social service agencies into their battle against the targeted parent.
When severe alienators are in the throes of an alienation campaign, the child is both a weapon to be used against the targeted parent and a tool to make them feel emotionally complete. They rarely stop to consider how their actions affect the child. If they do consider the child, severe alienators quickly address those thoughts with simple behavior-reinforcing platitudes such as, “I know best,” “Whatever it takes,” and “It’s the other parent’s fault.” Severe alienators are neither aware of, nor interested in, the confusion and conflicted emotions raging inside the child. These parents are only interested in satisfying their own unhealthy internally driven needs.
Once the alienation is complete and the parent/child relationship is destroyed, unsatisfied severe alienators may continue using the child to exact further revenge on the previously loved spouse. Together parent and child can run up unnecessary bills aimed at leaving the targeted parent in debt. They can make false physical or sexual abuse allegations aimed at branding the targeted parent an abusive parent or sex offender. They can make false statements to the police in an attempt to get the targeted parent arrested and jailed. Severe alienating parents tap a bottomless source of creativity that only hatred, obsession and vindictiveness can fuel.

STOP THE EPIDEMIC OF PARENTAL ALIENATION NOW! Make Parental Alienation a Crime Against a Child and Punishable by Law.

Thank You for taking the time to address the issue presented. Your support in the matter is needed immediately and is greatly appreciated.

The Undersigned

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4 hours ago
Someone from Enfield, NH writes:
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My divorce took over six years with delay and over five lawyers from my former wife. The children suffered through this process as she tried everything to gain advantage. The courts were over scheduled, hope parties could agree, and ultimately enabled her behavior.
7 hours ago
Kerry M. from Akron, OH signed.
13 hours ago
Melissa M. from Brandon, MS writes:
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Severe parental alienation is what it am going thru and it seems like it will never get better but I keep my faith and hold on to the love in my heart for my children!
4 days ago
Gisele M. from Osage City, KS writes:
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Please, please, please make this law. My grandchildren are being alienated from us, the grandparents and their mother. Their father is an abuser! He has even fractured my grandson's skull when he was 2 months old. Yet the court has given him residential custody. My daughter hasn't seen her kids in about 7 months. Court dates are so far apart and the alternator keeps pushing them or not abiding by the court ordered visitation. HE'S A SEVERE ALIENATION BY DEFINITION!
5 days ago
Ix'Chel W. from Red Bluff, CA signed.
January 5, 2017
Torrie K. from Sarasota, FL writes:
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This is real. Parents and childrens rights are being violated. Stop perjury, lies, false accusations, & parental alienation. Put a stop to the abuse on innocent chikdren.
January 3, 2017
Someone from Orting, WA writes:
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Its about time! Stop this abuse of our children now!
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Someone from Tampa, FL writes:
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Experienced first hand, please help save the children who pay the price of PA. Stop perjury, lies, false accusations and the destruction of lives. This is an epidemic.
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Michael S. from Melvindale, MI signed.
December 28, 2016
Michael S. from Melvindale, MI writes:
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Make an immediate difference. Call Ingham County Michigan FOC 1 (517) 483-6103 and leave a recorded message that this monster must be put away. shannon layow (an alias) has a court date there December 31st, 2016. She is being tried for again kidnapping children she has already been convicted of 16 counts of abusing .She has kidnapped them again and took them out of State September 25th, 2015. The Children have been missing since December 17th, 2004. carrie lynn bellomy the maternal grandma is also involved using stolen social security money to fund this kidnapping, and just as guilty of taking them out of the State. She did not report them missing for 14 months until she was turned in for social security fraud. GOOGLE: shannon rebecca layow and timothy edgar layow