Save our Kids in the middle, Alienation, Divorce
We, the people of the United States are exercising our rights given to us by the 1st amendment to petition the government for a redress of grievances. Due to the vast number of divorces or seperation of live-ins with children, our children are caught in the middle of a bad situation and their welfare and emotional health must be a top priority. Our States and Federal lawmakers do not seem to understand how wide spread and chaotic this problem is. We see disrespect, misbehavior, etc in schools and in our neighborhoods partly due to kids living in disstress. Our aim is to inform all law makers that this is an urgent matter and ask them to act now to save our kids. To practice an act of Alienation, for whatever reason, against another person, is hurtful. When practiced in a family going through a divorce or seperation it is destructive and life changing. A man against his wife or wife against her husband brings out feelings of grief, loneliness, jealosy, hate as well as other emotions caused by the abandonment of a relationship that once was a happy and loving union. Children, caught in the middle, have their inalienable rights to life, liberty and happiness stripped away when one of the parents puts their feelings into words and actions and fights for the total love and devotion from the child. Things are said and done to the child to disrupt the emotional bond between them and the other parent. The child is afraid to say what he/she really feels because the alienator-parent might disapprove and withold their love from the child. It puts a burden on the child that doesn\'t allow the child the freedom to love both parents. Alienation is practiced by both mothers and fathers, grandparents and others but it has been proven that the mother is the one most often to be the alienator. Possibly because she has a fear of being left alone or rejected and wants revenge. Over 90% of children of divorce and seperation live with the mother. It takes a trained specialist to be able to see and help a family on its way to destruction. Often Guardians ad Litem are called in to protect the child. GAL\'s are strangers to the family and must have the proper training and expertise in dealing with a family in crisis. They need to conduct the necessary interviews with family members and friends to get to know the family better or they will fail and will make disasterous decisions causing further alienation that sends the family into chaos. Their decision will affect all the family. The child will carry this sadness and anger all through life making it hard to form close relationships and trust for another person. GAL\'s and child care workers must have proper understanding of the family and be accountable for their actions. Custody hearings must be immediate and swift, to prolong the hearings is cruel and leaves the family hanging in the balance.