Parental alienation (or Hostile Aggressive Parenting) involves a group of behaviors that are damaging to children’s mental and emotional well-being and can interfere with a relationship between a child and either parent (mother or father). These behaviors most often accompany high conflict marriages, separation or divorce.
The behaviors whether verbal or non-verbal, cause a child to be mentally manipulated or bullied into believing a loving parent is the cause of all their problems, and/or the enemy, to be feared, hated, disrespected and/or avoided.
Parental alienation and hostile aggressive parenting deprive children of their right to be loved by and showing love for both of their parents. The destructive actions by an alienating parent or other third person (like another family member, or even a well-meaning mental health care worker) can become abusive to the child – as the alienating behaviors are disturbing, confusing and often frightening, to the child, and can rob the child of their sense of security and safety leading to maladaptive emotional reactions.
Most people do not know about Parental Alienation and Hostile Aggressive Parenting until they experience it. The sad thing is that most people are experiencing it but don’t even know this is what it is called. Parental Alienation Awareness is put forth to help raise awareness about the growth of the problem of targeting children and their relationship in a healthy and loving parent/child bond.
It is so important to protect the innocent, …the children.
We need to educate and make the public aware of the effects of Parental Alienation and Hostile Aggressive Parenting.
The aim of the Awareness is to make the general public, judges, police officers, mental health care workers, child protection agencies, lawyers, as well as friends and family of the targeted children or their parents become aware of this growing problem.
With education comes awareness and understanding, and the power to stop the abuse of innocent children caught in the crossfire of people they love.
For more information on Parental Alienation and/or Hostile Aggressive Parenting please go to http://www.paawareness.com.