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Tips for detecting parental alienation

On Behalf of | Jun 18, 2022 | Child Custody

A divorce can be a difficult experience for everyone involved. Not only is it hard on the adults who are divorcing, but it can also be difficult on the children as well.

Beyond that, things can become even more difficult if you suspect that parental alienation is occurring. If you know what to look out for, though, you may be able to stop it or prevent it altogether.

Know what to look for

When it comes to parental alienation, it is important to know what to look for. One common sign of parental alienation is that your children may change their attitude towards you. You may notice that they are less excited to visit you, or that they do not want to visit you at all.

Another sign is that your children have begun to blame you for things more often. They may blame you for the end of the marriage, or they may blame you for a variety of other, smaller things. Either way, it is important to take a noticeable change in attitude seriously.

Do not be afraid to take action

If you know and recognize some of the signs of parental alienation occurring with your children, then you need to be ready to take action. While you may feel helpless initially, there are steps you can take to reduce the damage that parental alienation has caused and prevent it from becoming worse.

Divorce can be a difficult process to go through for both you and your children. This can be even more true if parental alienation is taking place. By knowing the signs you can help fix and strengthen your relationship with your children.