Friday, October 8, 2010

DAY 163 (of the 6-month cut-off from my son by the Singapore Family Court without any valid reasons) :

A recent BBC news, where Sir Nicholas Wall, president of the Family Division of the High Court has warned that separating parents can do their children enormous harm by using them as a "battlefield" and "ammunition".

Some quotes by Sir Nicholas -

"Parents simply do not realise the damage they do to their children by the battles they wage over them."

"A child was not a piece of property which can be parcelled up and moved around at will."

"Parents often found it difficult to understand that children loved and had a loyalty to both parents."

"There is nothing worse, for most children, than for their parents to denigrate each other."

"If a child's mother makes it clear to the child that his or her father is worthless - and vice versa - the child's sense of self-worth can be irredeemably damaged."

"...Parliament rather than judges should decide whether shared parenting orders - where children live with each parent at different times - were to become the norm over children living with one parent and having regular contact with the other."

"...the separated parent's role in the lives of his or her children retains the same degree of importance as when the parents were living together..."

"Children do better in every way if they have two parents in their lives, and the children of separated families are no exception." - Craig Pickering from Families Need Fathers

(first posted on Facebook, 24 September 2010)

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