anyone know or deal with parental alienation in canada?
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Irene - posted 7 hours ago
Michele - Parental alienation is fairly difficult for a parent to be successful at with a child who is as old as your son...it has to start much earlier. Is there something that occurred in your home that could be causing your child to want to stay with his father (ie. a stepfather/boyfriend he doesn't get along with)?
Ultimately, the courts and police won't be able to do much since at 14 your son's opinion does matter. The view point of the court is that there is no point enforcing custody if the child will just keep running away. If he is safe then I'd let him stay with his dad for awhile (don't fight it) and focus on trying to get him to grab lunch/dinner with you so he can see you aren't mad.
Michele - posted on 06/18/2012
Especially in the case of my just turned 14 year old boy. We have always been very close but his dad took him from me without any notice and now my son hardly wants to see me! It's been almost a month now, he is supposed to see me tomorrow but his dad keeps playing games with me when it comes time to get him. Any advice or suggestions would be helpful. I have full custody and his father has been ordered by the courts to return him to me, however, because of his age, both the lawyers, law enforcement, and family services say there is nothing they can do unless he expresses the desire to return home himself.