Adult Children of Parental Alienation Syndrome: Breaking the Ties that Bind

This article is written by Amy J.L. Baker, Ph.D. September 18, 2018 Amy J.L. Baker, Ph.D. is a research psychologist and Parental Alienation Syndrome expert. This article has been edited and excerpted from Adult Children of Parental Alienation Syndrome: Breaking the Ties that Bind (W.W. Norton & Company, 2007). Dr. Baker is also the author of Surviving Parental Alienation: […]

Parental Alienation, the Courts, and Emotional Distress

What is Parental Alienation? The intentional alienation of a child’s affections with his or her parent without cause. The tactics used after methodical and calculated acts of child abuse which can result in severe consequences. The alienated child an targeted patterns can suffer irrepairable harm.  Even if the child and the targeted parent once had […]

(Audio) Imagine THIS Conversation being one of the last times you spoke to your child

It was 4 days before Christmas, 2004, when I arrived at my scheduled visit with my 8 year old son. The visitation center was getting ready to be closed until after the new year. I waited, and waited. I had driven over two hours in sleet and snow with an arm full of presents to […]

P.A.S.: What Grief Does to the Body & What it did to mine (warning: graphic picture)

What is Parental Alienation Syndrome or P.A.S. ? Parental alienation syndrome (PAS) is a term introduced by child psychiatrist Richard Gardner in 1985 to describe a distinctive suite of behaviors in children that includes showing extreme but unwarranted fear, disrespect or hostility towards a parent. Parental alienation is the intentional targeting of a parent by the other parent, but […]

Parental Alienation is Child Abuse and it Taints Relationships

When Ties to a Parent Are Cut by the Other Credit… Sylwia Kapuscinski The New York TimesBy Michael WineripSept. 23, 2007 This is a nice moment in Joe Rabiega’s life. At 31, he has a good job as a research coordinator for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is happily married and […]

Obsessed Alienation – Severe Parental Alienation in Custody Cases

“I love my children. If the court can’t protect them from their abusive father, I will. Even though he’s never abused the children, I know it’s a matter of time. The children are frightened of their father. If they don’t want to see him, I’m not going to force them. They are old enough to […]

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, […]

A Bridge (a poem about parental alienation)

Her teardrops sting her face as the wind splashes them from her eyes across her cheeks. His lips tells lies each time he smiles. She is the shell of a woman, his mother, inconsolably weeping. He was her child, interrupted. Both of them have stood alone on an empty dock for almost two decades -separated- […]

A Bridge (a poem about parental alienation)

Her teardrops sting her face as the wind splashes them from her eyes across her cheeks. His lips tells lies each time he smiles. She is the shell of a woman, his mother, inconsolably weeping. He was her child, interrupted. Both of them have stood alone on an empty dock for almost two decades -separated- […]

A Bridge (a poem about parental alienation)

Her teardrops sting her face as the wind splashes them from her eyes across her cheeks. His lips tells lies each time he smiles. She is the shell of a woman, his mother, inconsolably weeping. He was her child, interrupted. Both of them have stood alone on an empty dock for almost two decades -separated- […]