Don't Stay Calm
Every time an alienating parent tells a child how horrible the other parent is; that parent also tells that child that half of him/her is horrible.
P.A. is emotional and mental abuse.
The hated parent is all BAD and the loved parent is all GOOD. Everything is WRONG with the hated parent, but the good parent is always PERFECT.
Does the child actively avoid, resist, or refuse a relationship with you?
Did you once have a prior POSTIVIE relationship with the child?
Was there absence of abuse or neglect or seriously deficient parenting on part of the now rejected parent, you?
Are multiple alienating behaviors being used by the favored parent?
There are 8 Common Symptoms of P.A. and 11 Common Alienating Behaviors that I will be discussing throughout my podcast series and will be giving examples of what we dealt with firsthand.
Symptoms of Parental Alienation:
1. Campaign of Denigration
2. Weak, frivolous, or absurd rationalizations for the deprecation
3. Lack of ambivalence
4. "Independent-thinker" phenomenon
5. Reflexive support of the loved parent in parental conflict
6. Absence of guilt
7. Borrowed Scenarios
8. Spread of the animosity to the extended family of the hated parent
Common Alienating Behaviors
Badmouthing the target parent
Telling the child the target parent is dangerous or sick
Saying the target parent does not love the child
Confiding in the child about the marriage
Confiding in the child about legal issues
Badmouthing the extended family of the target parent
Limiting the child's contact with the other parent
Interfering with communication between the child and the other parent
Forcing the child to reject the target parent
Undermining the target parent's authority
Badmouthing the target parent to authorities