17 Parental Alienation Strategies
Beyond the High Road: Responding to 17 Parental Alienation Strategies without Compromising Your Morals or Harming Your Child. Amy Baker & Paul Fine, May 2008
If you have been affected by a number of the strategies below, it is potentially a case of Parental Alienation.
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Strategy 1: Badmouthing
Strategy 2: Limiting Contact
Strategy 3: Interfering with Communication
Strategy 4: Interfering with Symbolic Communication
Strategy 5: Withdrawal of Love
Strategy 6: Telling Child Targeted Parent Does Not Love Him or Her
Strategy 7: Forcing Child to Choose
Strategy 8: Creating the Impression that the Targeted Parent is Dangerous
Strategy 9: Confiding in Child
Strategy 10: Forcing Child to Reject Targeted Parent
Strategy 11: Asking Child to Spy on Targeted Parent
Strategy 12: Asking Child to Keep Secrets from Targeted Parent
Strategy 13: Referring to Targeted Parent by First Name
Strategy 14: Referring to a Stepparent as “Mom” or “Dad” and Encouraging Child to Do the Same
Strategy 15: Withholding Medical, Academic, and Other Important Information from Targeted Parent/ Keeping Targeted Parent’s Name off of Medical, Academic, and Other Relevant Documents
Strategy 16: Changing Child’s Name to Remove Association with Targeted Parent
Strategy 17: Cultivating Dependency
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