Q & A: What is Parental Alienation Syndrome?


Question: What is parental alienation syndrome?

Answer: According to information posted on Wikipedia, parental alienation is a disturbance wherein:

a child expresses unjustified hatred or unreasonably strong dislike of one parent, making access by the rejected parent difficult or impossible. These feelings may be influenced by negative comments by the other parent or grandparents, generally occurring due to divorce or separation. Characteristics, such as lack of empathy and warmth, between the rejected parent and child are other indicators. The term does not apply in cases of actual child abuse, when the child rejects the abusing parent to protect themselves. Parental alienation is controversial in legal and mental health professions...

Refer to "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parental_alienation_syndrome" to view the complete article.


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