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Archive for January, 2013

How To Handle Parental Alienation

One of the most common issues that parents face is dealing with the other parent after a separation or divorce. Divorce can cause a variety of crippling emotions, and it becomes even more complicated when children are involved. Raising a child requires collaboration between parents, even if that person is last person in the world that you want to communicate with. This situation can manifest itself in many different ways, including one parent’s manipulation of the children against the other parent. Commonly referred to as “Parental Alienation,” this behavior is felt in varying degrees. It may be as mild as one parent’s irritating comment about the other parent made within earshot of the child; or, as severe as one parent deliberately disparaging the other parent to the degree that the child no longer wants to visit the targeted parent.