Parental Alienation Book List
These are my recommended books on the topic of PA. Be an advocate for your children.
Father and child reunion. Isn't that a song? "Well I would not give you false hope, on this strange and mournful day..." No. I would not give you false hope. But, here's the tale of an author, Warren Farrell, Phd, who might give you true hope. >>
Divorce Poison. Was that the noise of a child's soul being crushed? Of his bright future evaporating into drugs, crime and jail? Allow me to tell you more about Dr. Warshak's insights into, what I call, "the bickering parent syndrome." >>
Divorce Casualties. If you didn't have children when you got divorced, would you treat your ex the way you do now? Follow Dr. Darnall as he describes the tactics of Parental Alienation and the effect it has on the only casualties of divorce who matter; your children. >>
Cooperative Parenting in Divorce. Send your ex this book (unless it violates the terms of the restraining order). Heck, order one for yourself, too. We all need to figure out how to respect our enemies. >>
Nolo Press. What do children want from their parents in a divorce? Well, they may want a "Parent Trap." But, short of that, give them the best thing in their lives with "Building a Parenting Agreement That Works.": >>
Elusive Innocence. Perhaps you would like to contact your kids after how many years? Maybe you're in jail now and you can't understand why you are reading this. Let Dean Tong take you through the lives of several men who have had it worse than you. >>
Taken into Custody. Take a look at the machine. Judges, lawyers, psychologists, and social workers' rely on what you can give them, whether you like it or not, whether its in your children's best interests... or not. >>
I Hate You. Don't Leave me. >> It's been over eight years since I first read "I Hate You. Don't Leave Me." While I consider myself far from qualified to make a psychological diagnosis, I know this is what happened to me. If "Elusive Innocence" rang true, read this.
Children Held Hostage: A compelling forensic analysis of the motives and methods of programming and brainwashing of children. A must read for fathers. An education for lawyers and judges. (Clawar/Rivlin)
Wait! Did I forget The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. It's a useful book to read while looking in a mirror on a clear, starry night. Remove anger and free your heart with these four agreements.
Parent Effectiveness Training P.E.T.. This 30 year old classic by Dr. Thomas Gordon, is the one that introduced the "I statement." Did you ever just want to hear what your kids are saying. This is the instruction manual.
Parental Alienation DSM-5, and ICD-11. Did you know that parental alienation has been recognized in courts around the world for over 300 years. This tome compiles a broad overview with a multi-national perspective on a common problem in divorce. Our children are the victims. A must read for anyone interested in what will go into the DSM-5 in 2013. William Bernet, M.D.
Jeopardy in the Courtroom. >> This is my next read. Look it up on Amazon.com.
I don't read like "Evelyn Woods." I read deliberately and sometimes twice to understand the depth and breadth of the subjects presented. I will consider all of your suggestions.