Backlash Against Parental Alienation: Denial and Skepticism About Psychological Abuse

By Richard A Warshack, Psychologist and expert on P.A.S. @richardwarshack This post is in honor of Parental Alienation Awareness Day—April 25. A boy wrote a letter to his mother telling her that she belonged in a mental institution, that she was nothing to him, that she was nothing but a screw-up, that she was sick, […]

Taming the Mommy Tiger

This article from StepMom Magazine is too good to not re-post. In the arena of parental alienation, I have been doing my research into many areas, including blended families. One of the most common issues I see presented is the battle between a stepparent and the natural parent. This article has great insight, by Wednesday Martin, […]

Taming the Mommy Tiger

This article from StepMom Magazine is too good to not re-post. In the arena of parental alienation, I have been doing my research into many areas, including blended families. One of the most common issues I see presented is the battle between a stepparent and the natural parent. This article has great insight, by Wednesday Martin, […]

Until Tuesday-A Must-Read Book About PTSD & a Golden Retriever

So having been diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder and being a dog lover,i was researching the use of service animals for those with ptsd. I came across this book that I simply had to mention and I certainly cannot wait to read. I thought it was ironic that its called “Until Tuesday” but is […]

Understanding Ambiguous Loss

For nearly seven years now, I have suffered the grief from losing my son in 2004. I have been paralyzed, lost, and trapped in the pain since 2004. I have grieved, or so I thought. Maybe I didn’t grieve. I really don’t know for sure, since this sort of thing was not part of my plan […]

Hostile? Leave the kids out of it…

“Brainwashing” is a concept “too narrow” (Gardner, 1989) to capture the psychological manipulation involved in turning a child against his/her non-residential parent.

How to Bond With Your (Foster) Child

Top 10 Five Minute Bonding Activities From Carrie Craft, Your Guide to Adoption / Foster Care. FREE Newsletter. Sign Up Now! These activities are not for every foster/adoptive parent or every foster/adoptive child. Only do what is comfortable for you and your foster/adopted child. Keep in mind: Child’s Age – Chronological and Emotional Child’s History […]

Government Advisers: Don’t Use Cold Medicines in Children Under 6

FDA Says Over-the-Counter Med Need Further Study Concentrated Tylenol Infants’ Drops Plus Cold & Cough, right, and Pedia Care Infant Drops Long-Acting Cough, left, is shown in a medicine cabinet of the home of Carol Uyeno in Palo Alto, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007. Cold Drug makers voluntarily pulled cold medicines targeted for babies and […]

Child agency touts progress

Foster kid adoption rate has improved in S.A. region, but much wor Web Posted: 10/03/2007 12:00 AM CDT Nancy Martinez Express-News Child Protective Services has in the past 21/2 years seen a higher turnover among caseworkers, taken on more cases, removed more children that it can place and seen a large gap in the number […]

In Memory: These children died In the government’s care in the name of “safety”

  These children were killed or died AFTER they were taken into CPS’s custody for allegations of abuse/neglect against their caretakers at their natural home . There are two parts of this list that get me the most in a shuddering chills kind of way – First, is how many times i roll the scroll […]