Not one of us would turn a blind eye to child abuse.
We would all like to think we take public health issues like smoking and drinking seriously. But here’s a wake-up call: Some of us may be guilty of a form of child abuse just as important in terms of public health.
I’m talking about the ugly consequence of a relationship breakdown: The brainwashing of a child by one partner against the other.
According to Anthony Douglas, the head of Britain’s Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service, parental alienation is undoubtedly a form of neglect or child abuse in terms of the impact it can have.