Extended Family

Monique Mason

Lesson 2: Extended Family Let’s face it, it’s not just targeted parents and their children that are affected by alienation. Many extended family members are also greatly impacted by the family conflict, including aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, step-parents, and step-siblings. Although the majority of the calls we receive to Pathways are from targeted parents, we also receive many calls for …

LGBTQ Parents

Monique Mason

Lesson 1: LGBTQ Parents Congratulations on making it this far in the program! We have covered a lot of ground, most of which has focused on coaching a targeted parent on how to shift their mindset and providing them with new tools to shift the way they parent their alienated children and more effectively co-parent with a high-conflict co-parent. In …

Gifts and Holidays with Alienated Children

Monique Mason

Lesson 5: Gifts and Holidays with Alienated Children Managing Holidays & Special Occasions Holidays, special occasions, and religious observances and traditions always seem to be a painful topic for targeted parents. Between the New Year, Pesach, Easter, each child’s birthday, the targeted parent’s birthday, Eid al-Adha, summer vacation, Hallowe’en, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, spring break, and other national and religious holidays, …

Managing Electronics

Monique Mason

Lesson 4: Managing Electronics We live in a digital age. Most children have handled a cell phone before the age of 2, and the majority are graced with their own phone by the age of 12. In fact, a 2019 study found that up to 19% of 8-year-olds, over half (53%) of children aged 11, and 69% of 12-year-olds had …

Responding to Difficult Child Behaviors

Monique Mason

 Lesson 3: Responding to Difficult Child Behaviors Although we will be reviewing many common difficult behaviors that alienated children exhibit in this lesson, it is important to understand that there is no standard “right way” to respond to the various behaviors. Alienating parents are masters of creating no-win situations. The targeted parent is always damned if they do AND damned …

Effective Discipline

Monique Mason

Lesson 2: Effective Discipline What is Discipline? Many parents confuse discipline with punishment. They ground their children from spending time with their friends, remove their cell phones and video games for disrespecting them, and sometimes even spank younger children. Although many parents would define these actions as forms of discipline, nothing could be further from the truth. These same parents …