Parental Alienation Advice
Amy J. L. Baker, PhD, Speaks With StepMom Magazine
BY KRISTEN WILKINSON, PSYD
Several different phenomena arise when a couple divorces, just as when a stepfamily forms. Many of these experiences are so common that they actually have a scientific or scholarly name assigned to them. Parental Alienation fits within this category.
Alienation occurs when a married couple with children divorces
and one parent influences those children to either fear, be angry with, act hostile toward or avoid spending time with the other parent. Sometimes? All of them combined. It’s the act of turning a child against their other parent, whether or not divorce is a factor.
Parental Alienation & Hostile-Aggressive Parenting Awareness Day is April 25th.
There’s no better way to bring this important issue to the forefront than to interview Amy J. L. Baker, PhD. A recognized researcher, author and coach, Baker is well-versed in Parental Alienation Syndrome and has written or co-written—not one nor two but—eight books on this very topic. To say she’s an expert is, well, an understatement. …To read this article, log in and download the April 2018 issue. Don’t have an account? Click here to subscribe.