Parental Alienation Hurts Kids As Well As The Other Parent

A therapist gives some concrete examples of parental alienation:

  • false allegations of abuse
  • blame for nearly forcing them into bankruptcy
  • accusations of trying to modify custody
  • associations with evil

And the possible effects on the child:

  • confusion and anxiety
  • negative self-image
  • assumption of the role of protector instead of protected

Alienation isn’t just damaging to the child’s relationship with the other parent.

It is damaging to the child’s psyche.

Read more in this [Riverside County, CA] Press Enterprise article: Put kids first in divorce.