Parental Alienation: Inside the March 2017 Issue

Parental Alienation - StepMom MagazineIs It Parental Alienation? Recognizing the Symptoms, Signs and Solutions by Kristan McLean, LCSW

I write this article to shed light to an important topic. I want you to know what parental alienation is. I want you to be able to recognize its signs and symptoms. I also want you to realize that, if you or your partner are being alienated against, it’s not OK and you are not alone.

Information and knowledge will help you acquire the power you need to apply a solution.

When the term was first presented to me, my initial question was: “What on earth is parental alienation?” Parental alienation is a form of emotional neglect and it should be dealt with accordingly. If no intervention takes place, it can leave a child emotionally scarred and can incite bias against its target—the “other” parent.

Yet, children deserve to have parents who love and care for them unconditionally and, again, knowledge is power. We stepmoms need to be empowered, so that PA never comes knocking on our doors. But, what if it does? …To read the rest of this article, log in to your account and download the March 2017 issue. Don’t have an account? Click here to subscribe.


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