I have recently taken great interest in the subject of Parental Alienation.
I personally know Jerry Mastrangelo, the father who has brought this relatively unheard of subject to the forefront of the news. Jerry wants one thing...to achieve a normal relationship with his children. Unfortunately, his efforts have been impeded by his ex-wife who has poisoned the minds of their kids and managed to brainwash them into believing they should not be with him.
The teenage years are some of the most important ones in a child's life. A daughter needs her father and sons need a role model. Both of which Jerry could provide with flying colors. Nothing has proven or even hinted to the contrary but their mother won't even let them have that chance. One day, I have no doubts that the children will come to know, respect and love Jerry for all his efforts. I also have no doubts that they will also come to realize what their mother has done to their lives and unfortunately for her, they will reject her for it.
I am concerned that this has been allowed to happen. Certainly, there are cases where a parent should not be allowed to be with their children. The reasons are obvious. This is definitely not one of them but is an instance of emotional child abuse on the part of the custodial parent. What happened to "in the best interest of the children..."? It's shameful this has been allowed this to continue.
The system has certainly let this one fall through the cracks.