Parenting an Alienated Child

Parenting an alienated child is a labor of love

Beware of First Impressions

Alienation can be counter-intuitive, even for mental health professionals

The Misery Checklist

The Misery Checklist: A made-up story about a real problem

Alienated Grandparents

Alienated grandparents suffer tremendous loss and emotional suffering.

Surviving Parental Alienation, Part 3

Reconciling with formerly alienated children is both a joyous occasion but one that is also fraught with a unique set of challenges.

Surviving Parental Alienation, Part 2

Many social phenomena have tipping points and parental alienation is no exception

Emotional Neglect: A Powerful Bond

Parents who emotionally neglect their children create a powerful bond.

Surviving Parental Alienation

The warning signs of alienation are present but ignored early in the relationship.

Literary Memoirs as Trauma Narratives

Every child just wants to be loved by his or her parents. What happens when a parent cannot love a child?

Movie Star and Targeted Parent

Movie stars come out for the cause of parental alienation

Alienation at the Movies

The theme of alienation runs through many books and movies

Mindfulness as a Tool

Six ways that mindfulness can help you as a targeted parent

Parenting a Mildly-Moderately Alienated Child

10 ways to strengthen your relationship with your child.

Coaching Targeted Parents: Additional Observations

Why unconditional love may feel counter productive to a targeted parent.

Coaching Targeted Parents

What targeted parents may be forgetting.

Friend of the Court

Are groups who are opposed to PAS a friend of children?

Am I Evil?

I am accused of being evil for promoting PAS theory. Here, I try to address the criticisms.

Parental Alienation in the Movies

A few nights ago I watched a movie called the Nim Project about the chimpanzee named Nim who was removed from his mother at just a few weeks of age and placed in the home of humans who would treat him like a human baby and try to teach him learn sign language.

Domestic Violence by Proxy: Getting It Right and Getting It Wrong

Domestic violence by proxy is not a more accurate diagnosis than PAS—a comment on Silberg's (2009) attempt to explain away parental alienation.

Kidnapping Victims and the Psychological Ties that Bind

Why do kidnapping victims develop attachments to their captors?

Jaycee Dugard: The Lion and the Rabbit

How Jaycee allowed herself to be comforted by her tormentor

Judge Adams: Custody Conflict?

Could custody conflict explain why Hillary released the video of her father beating her now?

The Dulins vs. the Bakers

Can grandparents be guilty of parental alienation?

Parental Alienation Is Emotional Abuse of Children

Should children be allowed to choose one parent over the other? Not if they are being abused.

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