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PS WhiteRose wrote:
Ahhhhhh - thanks for that Fiona - It is PAS they do not recognise.
That's the problem with the term \"Parental Alienation,\" it is that it 's often used synonymously with \"Parental Alienation Syndrome.\" A syndrome is list of symptoms used to diagnose an illness or medical disorder and you would need expert medical evidence of PAS. No professional association recognises PAS as a relevant medical syndrome or mental disorder and it's unlikely they ever will.
The courts will recognise alienation/extreme rejection/implacable hostility as a child's response to parental conflict if it is backed by evidence from an independent expert witness. Many factors contribute to the problem but there is no presumption of a deliberate campaign of denigration by one parent.
Be careful stepper, when your arguments become personal you have generally lost the argument, I don't wear my heart on my sleeve which I find to be a particularly annoying aspect of F4J(ALL) media campaign, emotional blackmail is a pretty ineffective response to a very difficult situation, but suffice to say Stepper your are completely wrong.
You are the one who is personal arnie - you may not agree with what Matt O'Connor is doing but jibes about his weight have managed to diminish your argument.
and I am fat too
It is your choice if you prefer the 'stiff upper lip' approach. However change in family law does seem to be a long time coming so if someone want to try a different approach it might be a courtesy to allow him to do it without ridicule.