"Betrayal of the Child" is Stewart Rein's explosive new book on children's rights, divorce, custody, and fatherlessness. It is, perhaps, the most comprehensive book on the market. It searches out the historical reasons for our present irrational and injust approach to deciding vitally important children's rights issues, cutting across the various disciplines, analyzing cause and effect. The book is loaded with practical information for fathers, including a Father's Guide to the Courts, cases, laws, abduction information, case analysis, expert evidence and shared parenting stategies. It is also a hard hitting, no drawn punches book of rather severe social, legal, and psychological criticism in which Rein lays to rest the old clichued thinking on "maternal attachment" made popular by John Bowlby-explaining that from the child's perspective there exists a "triad" within the family nexus, consisting of dual father-mother-child dyads.
Never before has society been faced with such a challenge-deciding what principles should guide lawmakers, parents and the courts in protecting the rights and needs of children involved in divorce and custody cases. Tens of millions of children are being deprived of their human and psychological rights to treasured relationships with male parents. Why? How can fathers fight for justice? "Betrayal of the Child", written with compassion and insight, refutes "The Best Interests of the Child" (Freud, Solnit & Goldstein) single parent theology and concludes that only two parents can serve the best interests of children.