Child of Parental Alienation Speaks Out for First Time. Hi, I’m Ryan Thomas. I am a child of parental alienation. For the first time in 35 years I am speaking out about my experiences. I am terrified and liberated at the same time. I was robbed of a relationship with my dad for over 25 years. Everything this kind and loving man did was bastardized. I was born believing he never truly cared about me. That story was re-enforce and manufactured every moment of my life for decades.