Here’s a must watch video for you! It’s a great short educational YouTube video: Memories of a Monster: A closer look at Parental Alienation
The video (30 mins) is based on a Desperate Housewives storyline. It’s only semi-realistic … for example, it’s not usually a by-stander friend who initiates a parent’s conscious alienating dirty tactics. But lots of the story and picture of Parental Alienation in the video is really accurate and very well explained. Stopping the scene and captioning sequences helps to underline how small behaviour and big nuances can make it happen.
The final movie scene is definitely not true to life. But here the Youtube video makes brilliantly creative use of this unreal contrasting scenario to show how healthy non-coercive parents deal with separation in the first place. The ending is a lovely constructive reminder of how most parents can and do put their children’s needs first, rather than harm them by making them into a weapon between the adults. It’s easy to forget when you’re lost in the misery of Alienation!
Do share this resource widely please. Thanks.