While it is impossible to break up or divorce without impacting your child or children, it is possible to break up or divorce without hurting your child. Children are most often hurt during the divorce process because their parents are blind and deaf to the damage that their own issues are doing to their child. It’s so important to remember that you are breaking up with or divorcing the other parent, your children aren’t.
‘Co Parenting Expert’ Encourages Mom to Call Child Protective Services When Dad Cuts Son’s Hair Without Her Permission
Heading to CPS or to family court over petty issues usually comes back to bite you. Figure out how to handle minor disagreements without putting custody at risk.
Study Accidentally Finds that Courts are Taking Claims of Parental Alienation in the Face of False Allegations of Abuse More Seriously
A new study shows courts are taking a more serious stance on allegations of parental alienation when it is accompanied by potentially false claims of abuse. Of course, that wasn’t its purpose.
UK Parents Needed for Studies on Parental Alienation, Court Abuse, and Also Need Victims of Domestic, Economic, and Emotional Abuse
UK parents are being asked to take part in surveys on parental alientation and other forms of domestic violence. Protect your anonymity while helping to shape policies in the United Kingdom.
A UK dad won sole physical custody of the kids when their mother’s bitterness became emotionally abusive. Read on for tips for how to process the pain of divorce without impacting the kids.
Police have arrested and jailed Erin Macke, of Johnston, Iowa, and charged the mother of four with endangering her children, ages 12, 12, 7, and 6. They have also charged the 30-year-old Macke with transferring a firearm to a person under the age of 21, because she left a firearm in the home which was accessible to the children. All of this so that she could take a 12-day pleasure trip to Germany. While originally she had child care in place, that fell through and she decided to take the trip anyway, leaving the two 12-year-olds in charge.
Police Stop 13-Year Old Boy with Alienated Father from Killing Self After Being Abandoned by His Mother
Police in Dubai have kept a 13-year-old boy who was abandoned by his mother, after she had successfully alienated him from his father for many years, from committing suicide. The boy, left alone when his mother took off to the Netherlands, had called the police, saying that he was going to kill himself. After the police convinced the boy to let them into the apartment, where he was all alone, it became clear that he had in fact tried to cut his own wrists.
In an excellent editorial in the Baltimore Post Examiner, David Shubert writes that “Parental alienation leaves a hurricane of pain.” While it’s a bit ironic that his editorial was published just one day before Hurricane Harvey it, perhaps it’s also prophetic – as we watch the scenes of countless families flooded out of their homes, as devastating is the flood of emotions when one is pushed out of their family, and away from their children, by parental alienation.