Monthly Archives: November 2018

Parental Alienation: What Is the Solution?

Every day I receive emails from alienated parents and extended family members distraught over the suffering of their children as well as their own grief and frustrated by their powerlessness to protect their children from the egregious form of emotional child abuse that is parental alienation. In addition, I get numerous replies to my postings…
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The Impact of Parental Alienation on Parents

Post-traumatic Stress in the Rupture of Parent-child Relationships In this In this second installment of our three-part series on parental alienation, we turn our attention to alienated (targeted) and alienating parents. Parental alienation is the “programming” of a child by one parent to denigrate the other (targeted) parent, in an effort to undermine and interfere…
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The Life of the Alienated Parent

Coping with the Trauma of Parental Alienation According to the work of Dr. Craig Childress, parental alienation is first and foremost an attachment-based trauma. Attachment-based parental alienation is essentially a role reversal of a normal, healthy parent-child relationship. Instead of serving as a “regulatory other,” which involves providing stability and meeting the child’s emotional and…
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Parental Alienation Is A Form Of Psychological Abuse

Parental alienation is the process, and the result, of psychological manipulation of a child into showing unwarranted fear, disrespect or hostility towards a parent and/or other family members. It is a distinctive form of psychological abuse, towards both the child and the rejected family members, that occurs almost exclusively in association with family separation or…
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Is Parental Alienation Really A Syndrome?

An Understanding Of Parental Alienation Based On Behavioral Health Science In the past parental alienation has been used by everyone to quickly describe what are actually significant behavioral health science & legal issues of severe mental illness & child abuse that causes a child to terminate their relationship with a normal, loving, and supportive parent…
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