Category Archives: The Families

Anything to do with family members and their experiences – children, parents, extended family, friends.

Prisons: where families, alienation and cults meet up

This is a blog-post of two halves. Guest blogger, David Shubert, joins up with yours truly, Nick Child. David’s ideas on prisons chimed in with mine on connecting up coercive patterns aka Undue Influence. But then I realised I’d have to

Prisons: where families, alienation and cults meet up

This is a blog-post of two halves. Guest blogger, David Shubert, joins up with yours truly, Nick Child. David’s ideas on prisons chimed in with mine on connecting up coercive patterns aka Undue Influence. But then I realised I’d have to

When someone you love is in a coercive situation

This is a re-blog with a particular purpose. When someone you love is in a coercive situation by Jon Atack and Rachel Bernstein is from the Open Minds Foundation blog. It’s a useful list of what works and what doesn’t. There’s

When someone you love is in a coercive situation

This is a re-blog with a particular purpose. When someone you love is in a coercive situation by Jon Atack and Rachel Bernstein is from the Open Minds Foundation blog. It’s a useful list of what works and what doesn’t. There’s

Let’s focus on behaviour more than on labels

Welcome to Dr Shelagh Wright as our guest blogger.  Shelagh is a family therapist and family mediator who is also trained in direct child consultation. A simple view is that separating parents put their children’s best interests first by collaborating. Where one or

Let’s focus on behaviour more than on labels

Welcome to Dr Shelagh Wright as our guest blogger.  Shelagh is a family therapist and family mediator who is also trained in direct child consultation. A simple view is that separating parents put their children’s best interests first by collaborating. Where one or

A closer look at Parental Alienation: on YouTube

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

A closer look at Parental Alienation: on YouTube

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

The Archers: An everyday story of coercive control and child alienation

Even outside the UK, you might have heard about the long-running much-loved BBC radio soap opera, The Archers, and its brilliant plot in recent years that has included two lots of coercive relationships. One of those coercive relationships – the domestic abuse – is in all

The Archers: An everyday story of coercive control and child alienation

Even outside the UK, you might have heard about the long-running much-loved BBC radio soap opera, The Archers, and its brilliant plot in recent years that has included two lots of coercive relationships. One of those coercive relationships – the domestic abuse – is in all

Gender and Alienation

Inspired by Jennifer Harman and Zeynep Biringen’s work in “Parents Acting Badly”, I have thoroughly refurbished my key overview: Off-putting relationships: the essentials of Child Alienation. The section I’m particularly pleased with is my attempt to climb the Mount Everest topic of gender

Gender and Alienation

Inspired by Jennifer Harman and Zeynep Biringen’s work in “Parents Acting Badly”, I have thoroughly refurbished my key overview: Off-putting relationships: the essentials of Child Alienation. The section I’m particularly pleased with is my attempt to climb the Mount Everest topic of gender

The Sarah Cecilie film

Now we can all watch the extended film of Sarah Cecilie’s story. This film fills out her story of being abducted by her father from Norway to roam around the USA. She was later reunited with her mother. Her mother and brother contribute

The Sarah Cecilie film

Now we can all watch the extended film of Sarah Cecilie’s story. This film fills out her story of being abducted by her father from Norway to roam around the USA. She was later reunited with her mother. Her mother and brother contribute

Society acting badly, not just the parents

A new must-read book is out. It’s a complete lucid delight in every way and on every page. Jennifer Harman and Zeynep Biringen, the book’s authors, are social psychologists in Colorado. There’s a quick way to get the most innovative bits right away – Jennifer’s TED talk (14 mins).

Society acting badly, not just the parents

A new must-read book is out. It’s a complete lucid delight in every way and on every page. Jennifer Harman and Zeynep Biringen, the book’s authors, are social psychologists in Colorado. There’s a quick way to get the most innovative bits right away – Jennifer’s TED talk (14 mins).

Co-Parenting in a Box … and PA not left out!

‘Co-Parenting in a Box’ is one of hundreds of resources about the ideal solution for all families who separate. That solution is constructive collaboration not high conflict legal dispute. But of course we know that in some families the ideal just ain’t real. CoParenting in a Box is the

Co-Parenting in a Box … and PA not left out!

‘Co-Parenting in a Box’ is one of hundreds of resources about the ideal solution for all families who separate. That solution is constructive collaboration not high conflict legal dispute. But of course we know that in some families the ideal just ain’t real. CoParenting in a Box is the

Undue influence: New thoughts on high conflict in families

The recent focus on undue influence here on the alienation experience blog was inspired by local and global events. There’ve been three new government initiatives in the UK and the global launch of the Open Minds Foundation. This new framework creates a new way to

Undue influence: New thoughts on high conflict in families

The recent focus on undue influence here on the alienation experience blog was inspired by local and global events. There’ve been three new government initiatives in the UK and the global launch of the Open Minds Foundation. This new framework creates a new way to

Historic change afoot: winning without the ‘A’ word

After decades of ideological impasse, the major US professional body, the APA, has signalled that an historic change is on its way. Let’s celebrate this long-awaited change and the invisible key that seems to have worked at last. What’s the key?! The

Historic change afoot: winning without the ‘A’ word

After decades of ideological impasse, the major US professional body, the APA, has signalled that an historic change is on its way. Let’s celebrate this long-awaited change and the invisible key that seems to have worked at last. What’s the key?! The

The child’s voice: We accuse you adults!

The brilliant news is that we can now publish this first online English translation of an Alienated teenager’s crie de coeur. In A Tardis of a Textbook, we featured Wilfrid v. Bloch-Galhau’s English version of his German book on Parental Alienation. It’s a wee cracker (as

The child’s voice: We accuse you adults!

The brilliant news is that we can now publish this first online English translation of an Alienated teenager’s crie de coeur. In A Tardis of a Textbook, we featured Wilfrid v. Bloch-Galhau’s English version of his German book on Parental Alienation. It’s a wee cracker (as