I highly recommend that you read it – especially if you are a parent. There are lots of people, both men and women, that criticize and attack other parents for not parenting their way. There are lots of parents using championing their child as an excuse to bully and badger people out of their children’s lives. This isn’t just limited to fathers. This extends to teachers, friends and girlfriends/boyfriends.
Dan says it much more beautifully than I. Go read it here. And then come back and check out this link Three Types of Parental Alienators. Be honest with yourself, take a good hard look and if you’ve started down this path, then switch directions. If you have been on this trail for a while and are a long way down it, stop right now – today – and start reversing direction. I bet a phone call or an email would go a long way… or how about a conversation with the kids about the good things about dad?
Do you have any experiences to add? Or thoughts about Dan’s post?