Category Archives: Parental Alienation

Parental Alienation and High Conflict Divorce

Without question, even during ideal circumstances, the break up of a marriage creates an overwhelming amount of stress. Children are a particular source of concern for divorcing parents who want to make sure that the children move on without any … Continue reading

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Custody and Parental Alienation

The custodial parent who alienates a child’s affections by making derogatory comments about the other parent, or by attempting to interfere with his or her visitation, or by suggesting that the other parent has abandoned the child or does not … Continue reading

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When PAS Happens by Accident

In the long run, most children survive their parent’s split, but what can be very damaging is Parental Alienation Syndrome or PAS, which parents sometimes inflict on their children unintentionally. PAS happens when one parent poisons a kid’s relationship with … Continue reading

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Parental Alienation Syndrome vs. Parental Alienation

In PAS a child belittles and insults one parent without justification because he or she has been indoctrinated by the other parent (usually as part of a child custody dispute). Parental alienation syndrome  (PAS) is a term minted by the … Continue reading

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Parental Alienation Does Harm

Parental alienation happens when one parent deliberately interferes with the child’s relationship with the other parent. Because a broken family is already volatile, parental alienation may be difficult to recognize. When one parent alienates a child, the child loses empathy … Continue reading

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Parental Alienation Has Many Causes

According to Dr. Douglas Darnall, parental alienation (PA, as it is called) is one of the most common after effects of divorce. PA diminishes the quality of the parent-child relationship. Dr. Darnall and other family and marriages therapists describe parental … Continue reading

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