All too often in the breakdown of a relationship, one person may have reached that decision before the other, and may have delayed dealing with any considered change in the interests of the children. When it is finally communicated to the other partner, it is often seen as a 'bolt out of the blue'. Fear, mistrust, … Continue reading The True Cost of Pursuing Child Contact Through the Courts
The 'season of goodwill' is one of many ubiquitous terms seen at this time of year, such terms conjure up memories and feelings of warmth that are synonymous with the coming Christmas period and in most induces a feeling of hope, a spirit of generosity and a kindly approach towards others. In this day and age when … Continue reading The Season of Goodwill ‘versus’ Parental Alienation
Below is a difficult to watch but powerful lecture by Dr Jennifer Hardman on parenting stereotypes within the context of parental alienation. Dr. Harman is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Colorado State University and is the Program Coordinator for the Applied Social & Health Psychology Program. Poignant points were: How easy parental alienation can occur How parenting … Continue reading Parental Alienation and Parenting Stereotypes
Until I had personally experienced parental alienation at first hand, I was not really aware of its existence, neither was I aware of how often it happens. Furthermore I was certainly not aware of its devastating effect on all those involved, in particular the children. "I now see the world of parental alienation laid out … Continue reading Can there ever be any excuse for parental alienation?