Parental Alienation

Every child has the fundamental right and need for an unthreatened and loving relationship with both parents. Parental Alienation starts when one of the parents denies that right without sufficient justification. Experts use the term abusive to describe parental alienation.

The characteristics of parental alienation are as follows:

• Denigrating and bad-mouthing the other parent as a way to interfere that relationship
• Erasing the other parent from your child’s life and mind
• Forcing your child to reject the other parent
• Intentionally limiting your child’s contact with the other parent
• Threatening to withdraw affection from your child if they don’t accommodate your needs against your ex-partner (present or future)