Today we’re continuing the conversation on parental alienation. Last week, we discussed the signs, the damage this can cause, and the cultural effects of parental alienation, and in this episode, we’ll take it a bit further and talk about the triggers that are involved, possible solutions, the role of children in this, and much more.
If you know what you’re dealing with and have an understanding of how this all works, then it will be easier for you to apply solutions to the issue. So listen in to get an in-depth look at the psychological side of parental alienation, as well as how you can find solutions to pull out of a bad situation.
1:23 – 6:36 – Child psychology when it comes to parental alienation syndrome (PAS).
6:36 – 9:46 – How the parent’s story becomes the child’s narrative.
9:46 – 16:24 – An eye-opening realization about how PAS parents get stuck.
16:24 – 28:34 – What to do when you see the signs of PAS.
- Eight ways parental alienation plays out when children are involved.
- The impressionability of children and how they take on a narrative.
- Why you need to support your child in developing his/her own opinions.
- How PAS parents can get stuck in certain stages.
- What to do when you see the signs of PAS.
- “Be mindful when you’re saying bad things to your friends or on a phone call.”
- “Whether [the children] come up with this story themselves or not, it becomes their narrative.”
- “There has been so much brainwashing going on that, now, when they say the child doesn’t want to go to dad’s house—well of course they don’t. They’ve been brainwashed to really believe that.”
3 Interesting Clips:
- 2:14 – 2:24 – Why PAS is more than programming or brainwashing.
- 6:36 – 7:06 – How kids take their parent’s story as a narrative.
- 8:46 – 9:22 – The importance of letting children form their own opinions.
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