Parental Alienation: What It Is and What It Is Not

How Parental Alienation Occurs

  • Badmouthing: Criticizing and belittling the other parent or making sure the child feels that the other parent is dangerous, crazy, and unworthy of the child’s love.
  • Interfering with Contact: Dropping off the child late, picking up early, making excuses to cancel a visit, refusing to allow phone calls or any contact with the other parent and excessively calling the child while he is with the other parent, supporting the child’s refusal to visit.
  • Causing Rejection: Making the child feel guilty for loving the other parent, creating conflict between the child and the other parent, forcing the child to choose between his parents, talking to the child about adult matters.
  • Undermining Child’s Relationship: Questioning the child for details of a visit, asking the child to spy on the other parent, encouraging the child to call that parent by his or her first name, changing the child’s name to exclude the other parent, asking the child to take notes or photos while in the visit
  • Undermining the other Parent: Refusing to provide information about school, medical care, and activities; refusing to notify the school, sports team coaches, doctors, and others of the other parent’s contact information; having a step-parent refer to him/herself as “Mom” or “Dad”, refusing to invite or provide information to the other parent about birthday parties, graduation, parent-teacher conferences, school plays or concerts, and the like.

Not Everything is Parental Alienation

Estrangement is Not Alienation

THE INFORMATION SHARED IN THIS ARTICLE JUST SOME OF THE HELPFUL INFORMATION JANICE BOBACK WILL SHARE DURING HER PROVING/DISPROVING PARENTAL ALIENATION SEMINAR ON MARCH 4, 2019, WITH THE NATIONAL BUSINESS INSTITUTE CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION FOR PROFESSIONALS. TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INFORMATIVE SEMINAR AND REGISTER, PLEASE VISIT THE NBI COURSE PAGE.

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