The sentences are applied and not discussed. Yet there are some times where the opposition is inevitable, even necessary. And it is the case of the sentence no. 8100 of 21 April 2015, in which the Supreme Court takes a position that cannot be shared. At the base of everything, for the Supreme Judges there would be the interest of the child and the fear of altering his or her growth and balance in the presence of serious disagreements between grandparents and parents; this allowed the prohibition of any kind of contact. I believe instead that a child grows traumatized by the absence of grandparents and I believe that he or she will wonder, growing, why his/her parents hate so much their grandparents, who also represent a father and a mother.
What kind of respect can a son have for a father who is struggling with people who gave him birth?! As a senior police officer, I dealt with similar cases: the child was “used” by his parents to punish grandparents. And most of the time the dispute stemmed from squalid matter of concern.
So I think that this sentence is another blow on the traditional family which includes a father, a mother and grandparents. In Falconara, a little town near Ancona, on July 24 there will be an original marathon, called Grandparents and grandchildren, where they walk together, hand in hand, for a few kilometers. So a day dedicated to Grandparents, indispensable figures for the family. A message of love, of sharing and hope; not of split like the one conveyed by the sentence.
This is a testimony more and more important in today’s world, in a time when family values are constantly challenged not only culturally but also by legislation. Gender and gay marriage are just two of the issues that are been trying to pass “to law”; the constant and systematic demolition of the pillars of the core of the society seem to be pieces of a single perverse plan: eliminating the root of man based on the relationship between a man and a woman, also undermining the practice to hand down traditions and thoughts, with constant dialogue between generations, that links the past to the future, allowing you to live fully in the present.