I have met and heard the tragic stories of many parents. PA is a function, by and large, of a custodial ex-partner, although some alienation can start while the couple is still together.

This blog is a story of experiences and observations of dysfunctional Family Law (FLAW), an arena pitting parent against parent, with children as the prize. Due to the gender bias in Family Law, that I have observed, this Blog has evolved from a focus solely on PA to one of the broader Family/Children's Rights area and the impact of Feminist mythology on Canadian Jurisprudence and the Divorce Industry.

Monday, September 22, 2008

From The Sunday Times of the UK ~ Boys will learn to be good dads at 11

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September 21, 2008

Boys will learn to be good dads at 11

BOYS as young as 11 are to be warned of the consequences of turning into delinquent fathers and failing to take responsibility for their offspring.

Under changes to the national curriculum being drawn up by the schools department, children will be taught about the cost of child-care and the powers of the Child Support Agency (CSA).

They will also be told that if parents abandon offspring they face prosecution and possible jail terms.

The changes are being demanded by a new children’s quango (ED. NOTE FOR THOSE IN NORTH AMERICA UNFAMILIAR WITH THIS TERM it is "An organization or agency that is financed by a government but that acts independently of it." MJM) that takes power in October.

The new Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission (CMEC), which will oversee the CSA, is also pushing for increased powers to punish absent parents, mainly fathers, who renege on maintenance payments. It is demanding the right to seize passports and driving licences without court approval.

The CSA can already obtain orders to tag and curfew fathers who fail to maintain their payments.

Janet Paraskeva, chair-woman of CMEC, which has been given a statutory responsibility to educate the public about the responsibility of parents, said: “There needs to be something in the national curriculum to make children aware they will need to take financial responsibility for their children.

“This won’t be a simple bolt-on to the national curriculum. We want to give children at a young age a good understanding of the financial commitment of becoming parents. It’s important we do that at an early age.”

The CSA has been beset by difficulties since its launch in 1993. Administration problems led to huge build-ups of unpaid maintenance. At one point in 2005, the agency admitted it had a backlog of nearly 330,000 cases and uncollected debts of more than £3 billion.

George Orwell would say I told you so. Is this the new Gulag for males in the UK. Get the children (boys) early as they did in the commie countries and other totalitarian regimes under the guise of adult obligations. The brainwashing of the children against their fathers continues.

Mike Murphy, Sault Ste. Marie, Canada

It is not the role of government to tell the citizenry what their moral duties are and it is not within the purview of the government to promulgate a law that runs counter to a moral precept. The Family Courts and the CSE facilitate the divorces and then provide the solutions. Both are criminal.

Daniel , Houston, USA

That sounds about right. In NuLab's Feminist Gulg, girls get help and boys get warnings. The message is in the slanted choice of words, is it not?

Chris, Wokingham, England