tips for dealing with parental alienation

Rebuilding the Nurturing Connection Between Parent and Child: Tips for Overcoming Parental Alienation

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If you are currently facing prolonged alienation or disconnection from your child, there’s no doubt you know just how painful it can be to feel isolated and left out of some of the most important moments in their lives.  Parental alienation is, unfortunately, an all too prevalent phenomenon that occurs when one parent intentionally undermines or damages a child’s relationship …

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Healing Alienation with Parental Reunification

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High-conflict divorces and separations can have a significant impact on family dynamics, with children being particularly at risk for negative repercussions, including the potential for damaged parental relationships. Parental alienation can be incredibly painful for both the child and the alienated parent, and over time, can degrade communication and intimacy. Parental reunification aims to mend the wounds caused by distanced …

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Parallel Parenting with a Narcissist

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Developing a parenting arrangement after separation or divorce is hard. As many parents know, underlying mental health issues can complicate the situation even further. One of the most common factors in a high-conflict separation or divorce is Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). Characterized by an inflated sense of self-importance and a lack of empathy, NPD and other high-conflict personalities can make …

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Family Coaching Resources for Professionals with Pathways

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High-conflict family dynamics are challenging to navigate for professionals in a wide variety of disciplines. Whether you’re a counselor, family coach, mental health professional, or lawyer working in family courts, you’ve likely encountered clients struggling to cope with the strains of separation and divorce, often leading to irreparably damaged parent-child relationships and unresolved trauma. The lack of a standardized approach …

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The Problem with “Parental Alienation”

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If you’re struggling to manage your relationship with your child during a high-conflict separation or divorce, you’ve likely heard the term “parental alienation.” Maybe you’ve even come across “clinical” definitions that resonate with you and your current situation. However, “parental alienation” itself has a complicated history, and negative connotations in clinical, legal, and emotional terms. We believe that “parental alienation” …

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3 Factors to Consider When Developing a Co-Parenting Plan

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Developing any kind of parenting plan during a high-conflict separation or divorce is no small feat. Those parents who choose to put their children first amid this type of traumatic experience have incredible strength and empathy. Though their heart may be in the right place, parents often choose to construct a co-parenting plan in general terms, rather than attempt to …