GRANDPARENTS are being GASed! Grandparent Alienation Syndrome

Betty Cornelius
RR# 1 Mc Arthurs Mills, Ontario, K0L2M0

Many fathers and a few mothers know all about Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) – The term parental alienation syndrome (PAS), first described by Richard Gardner, is also sometimes referred to as “brainwashing.”(1) Its concept and dynamics include a complex network of involvement and motives on the part of all members acting in this family drama.

However few folks put together that grandparents are heartbroken and sick with grief over not being ‘allowed’ to see their grandchild(ren) too. …these grandparents are being GASED!

Any and all attempts at alienating any children from the extended family who love then should be seen as a direct and willful violation of one of the prime duties of parenthood.
Children alienated from a grandparent not only suffer the loss or impairment of that relationship, but also tend to suffer the loss or impairment of all family relationships on that parent’s side. This means grandparent/grandchild relationships are also negatively impacted. Government policies in many locations fail to recognize the importance of preserving these relationships and often wrongly help alienating parents cut some or all of their children’s grandparents out of their lives, usually to the children’s detriment.
Points  For Grandparents’ Rights

Advocates of grandparents’ rights take positions including the following:

  • Grandparents may provide a stabilizing role in their grandchildren’s lives, particularly after a divorce or crisis (such as the death of a parent).
  • Where grandparents have been involved in a child’s life, it can be traumatic to the child to suddenly be denied access.
  • The mere fact that parents are divorced, or the grandparents’ child dies or is incarcerated, should not automatically serve to grant the custodial parent the right to sever a positive relationship between the grandparents and their grandchildren.
  • Grandparents are the main link to history and traditions who can be passed on the child and richly add self worth to the child`s life.

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