Parental alienation “arises primarily in the context of child custody disputes. Its primary manifestation is the child’s campaign of denigration against a parent, a campaign that has no justification. It is caused by a combination of a programming (brainwashing) parent’s indoctrinations and the child’s own contributions to the vilification of the targeted parent.”
Dealing with parental alienation is distressing for the targeted parent. Here’s what to do if you suspect your ex is trying to alienate you from your child:
These techniques help take the pressure off the child, who is being conditioned and encouraged to act out against the targeted parent. Eventually, children tend to realize which parent provides a safe and non-judgmental space.
If you suspect your child is a victim of parental alienation, it may be possible to adjust your custody arrangement. Contact the knowledgeable child custody attorneys at Appelhof, Pfeifer & Hart, P.A. in St. Paul, MN for assistance.
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