We’ve seen effort to discredit both the very idea of parental alienation and efforts to help alienated children and their targeted parents before. And it looks like we’ll be seeing them again. Here’s another, this time courtesy of “Reveal” for the Center for Investigative Reporting (Reveal News, 3/9/19). But if this is investigative reporting, I’ll eat my hat.
The program that was aired by, among others, National Public Radio, runs to type. Its message is that (a) the idea of parental alienation is “controversial,” (b) that if a kid says he/she despises one parent, there’s a good reason, (c) the idea of parental alienation is nothing but a legal “strategy” with which an abusive parent can gain custody and (d) programs to help alienated kids don’t work.
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