What is Parental Alienation?

Did You Know That... Parental Alienation is a form of Child Abuse?

  • Parental alienation is a group of behaviors that are damaging to children's mental and emotional well-being, and can interfere with a relationship of a child and either parent.
  • WOW! Haven't we all had our PA moments.

    You've seen the provision in your divorce decree or your child visitation order:

  • Father shall have up to daily contact with the children at reasonable times and frequency each day, taking into account the children's ages and regular daily activities. Such access is intended to ensure that the children know they have ready access to both parents, and that they have open communications and support from both parents.
  • YES! Parents are supposed to be grown ups. They are supposed to give each other support, even in the most acrimonious divorce, as the recognition, respect, and courtesy that they give the other parent is necessary to avoid the worst possible outcomes for your children, drugs, early pregnanancy, or end up in jail or a psychological ward.

    Father's make a difference. Denigrating and ejecting a father from a child's life is telling that child that love is not a serious thing and anyone can take away someone who loves them. That child's self image is based upon the love that both parents have to give. Interfering with that right is child abuse.

    Check out the Parental Alienation Awareness Organization here >> What is PA