A Family’s Heartbreak: A Parent’s Introduction to Parental Alienation

A Family's Heartbreak: A Parent's Introduction to Parental Alienation, is the true story of one parent's struggle to maintain a normal, loving relationship with his young son in the face of overwhelming odds. From the emotionally devastating actions of the child's other parent, to a court system and mental health community ill-equipped to deal with this destructive family dynamic, A Family's Heartbreak: A Parent's Introduction to Parental Alienation, is both an education in parental alienation and an eye opening experience for parents who don't believe this could happen to them.

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Brainwashing Children During Divorce

It's time to expose the most common form of child abuse in America: the brainwashing of innocent children's minds to despise their own parent. Learn how to recognize the early signs of Parental Alienation Syndrome, understand the nature of parents willing to emotionally harm their own child, and use effective techniques and tools that will help restore your relationship with your child. Brainwashing Children is not written by a child therapist or psychologist who has lots of theoretical knowledge about mental child abuse but has never experienced a campaign of hatred and contempt firsthand. Rather, it’s written by a Texas father who witnessed a deplorable assault on his relationship with his son. The books he read on Parental Alienation Syndrome by the experts were good, but weren’t enough. So he crafted his own techniques and over the course of three years turned around his son’s relationship with him.Now he shares his insights and wisdom with other parents who are faced with an alienated child brought about by a petty, bitter, and angry ex."If teaching a child to despise his own parent isn't a hate crime, what is?"

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Parental Alienation, DSM-5, and ICD-11 (American Series in Behavioral Science and Law)

Parental alienation is an important phenomenon that mental health professionals should know about and thoroughly understand, especially those who work with children, adolescents, divorced adults, and adults whose parents divorced when they were children. In this book, the authors define parental alienation as a mental condition in which a child - usually one whose parents are engaged in a high-conflict divorce - allies himself or herself strongly with one parent (the preferred parent) and rejects a relationship with the other parent (the alienated parent) without legitimate justification. This process leads to a tragic outcome when the child and the alienated parent, who previously had a loving and mutually satisfying relationship, lose the nurture and joy of that relationship for many years and perhaps for their lifetimes. We estimate that 1 percent of children and adolescents in the U.S. experience parental alienation. When the phenomenon is properly recognized, this condition is preventable and treatable in many instances. The authors of this book believe that parental alienation is not simply a minor aberration in the life of a family, but a serious mental condition. Because of the false belief that the alienated parent is a dangerous or unworthy person, the child loses one of the most important relationships in his or her life. This book contains much information about the validity, reliability, and prevalence of parental alienation. It also includes a comprehensive international bibliography regarding parental alienation with more than 600 citations. In order to bring life to the definitions and the technical writing, several short clinical vignettes have been included. These vignettes are based on actual families and real events, but have been modified to protect the privacy of both the parents and children.

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