Stealing the Soul of a Child: Parental Alienation Changes the Life Chances of Children — Karen Woodall

I am currently fully immersed in study whilst preparing for our conference in August. As I continue to read and compare my understanding with my observations of the children I am working with , I find that my awareness of the harm done to them increases. In my observations of alienated children I witness not […]

via Stealing the Soul of a Child: Parental Alienation Changes the Life Chances of Children — Karen Woodall

Great article. The belittling of young children is rampant in society.

Many years ago it was usually women that were belittled.

However the belittling of men in particular has increased tremendously in the last 20-30 years in particular as TV shows and movies almost invariably portray all men and fathers as clueless males.  This explains why women are awarded custody about 80% of the time.

 

 

The Emotional and Psychological Terrorist: False Allegations in Parental Alienation — Karen Woodall

Many of the cases I work with feature allegations of harm. The allegations can range from mild to severe, from a child being chastised, to a child being involved in an organised child sexual abuse gang. A case which features allegations of harm can create anxiety in the unaware practitioner because of the way in […]

via The Emotional and Psychological Terrorist: False Allegations in Parental Alienation — Karen Woodall

I know from personal experience working on divorce and other family law cases in California for over 20 years that false allegations are very common and are often used to deny custody of the minor children to the other parent (which is usually but not always the father).

Parental alienation is all about having control

Another guest post from another courageous parent speaking up about abuse so others may not have to: I’ve never been a huge fan of the whole narcissism theory. For me people tend to be a great deal more nuanced than that and if we accept a polemic then all empaths are essentially doomed while society […]

via PA – It’s ALL about control — Peace Not Pas

I completely agree with this blog post as I have also noticed the same behaviors in individuals that engage in parental alienation. Deep down inside virtually everyone that engages in parental alienation is a control freak to one degree or another.