How does Parental Alienation work?
Parental Alienation is achieved by systematic indoctrination or brainwashing. The alienating parent conveys a three-part message to the child:
- I am the only parent who loves you and you need me to feel good about yourself.
- The other parent is dangerous and unreliable.
- I won’t love you if you have a relationship with the other parent.
The effects of this emotional manipulation over days, weeks, months and years, are devastating to a child.