Nearly everyone knows a couple who has divorced and used their children against each other.
But not many people know there’s a name for such behaviour and fewer still know it is a particularly damaging form of child abuse.
Parental alienation (PA) and hostile aggressive parenting (HAP) is most apparent in child-custody disputes and is used most often as a tool to align the child with one of the parents during litigation over custody and access.
People who have never personally experienced PA or HAP have a difficult time comprehending the reality of its existence and the devastating consequences of this parenting behaviour.
April 25, 2019, is Parental Alienation Awareness Day.