Parental alienation: I’m sure we can all agree that every parent should be a good parent. Parents who alienate their children are very disliked in our society due to the emotional and psychological trauma they cause the innocent child. Children who are alienated by their parents often experience low self-esteem, self-hatred, flashbacks of cruel and mean actions by the parent(s), and depression or anxiety. If a child has been severely alienated by their parent(s), symptoms of PTSD are likely to occur.
By Támara Hill, MS, LPC