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Supporting children through the challenges of divorce
Amy J.L. Baker Ph.D.
What values can you instill in your children to help inoculate them from becoming alienated?
My experiencing training judges about parental alienation
In parental alienation cases, a presumption of equal blame can be unfair.
The runaway bunny's mother is a role model of unwavering unconditional love
What does it mean when your ex is saying bad things about you inside your own head?
Sometimes the only way out of a painful parent-child conflict is to go deeper into the child's pain.
When is an ACE a bad thing? Parental alienation as an adverse childhood experience.
Having expert knowledge isn't the same as being a credible witness in the courtroom
When saying no to authority is the right thing to do
Helping parents and children restore their family connections
A blog post argues that "what goes around comes around" is based on a faulty premise about what parental alienation is.
Children who are alienated push the targeted parent away when what they really need is reassurance that they are loved.
Reconnecting is not the same as restoring the relationship.
False dichotomies encourage black and white thinking that can get in the way of finding creative solutions and finding peace of mind.
Five ways to avoid entrenching your child's alienation from you
Misunderstandings and misperceptions about parental alienation
Abused children can have surprising responses to being "rescued."
Best Interest of the Child Standards do not protect children from parental alienation.
How you can tell if a parental alienation "expert" is a true expert?
Who is a true parental alienation expert?
Mistakes likely to be made by a non-parental alienation expert.
Not all parental alienation experts are true specialists.
Parenting an alienated child is a labor of love
Alienation can be counter-intuitive, even for mental health professionals
The Misery Checklist: A made-up story about a real problem
Alienated grandparents suffer tremendous loss and emotional suffering.
Reconciling with formerly alienated children is both a joyous occasion but one that is also fraught with a unique set of challenges.
There is no magic wand
Many social phenomena have tipping points and parental alienation is no exception
Parents who emotionally neglect their children create a powerful bond.
Amy J.L. Baker, Ph.D., is an author and the director of research at the Vincent J. Fontana Center for Child Protection at the New York Foundling.