Divorce & Parental Alienation Syndrome

Aug 8, 2012 by

An Aurora, Ontario-based group called the Canadian Symposium for Parental Alienation Syndrome (CSPAS) has come up with a mental illness related to divorce. The group claims that when divorced parents put kids in the middle of a nasty divorce battle and constantly berate their ex in front of a child, the kid can become quite torn trying to maintain a relationship with either parent and in extreme cases, the group claims turning a child’s mind against a parent can actually cause a definable...

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Parental Alienation Syndrome – Part II: Are Your Children Suffering From Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS)?

Aug 8, 2012 by

In Part I of this article, I discussed Parental Alienation Syndrome, or PAS, generally. Now let’s look at the type of conduct that causes Parental Alienation Syndrome. As you look at each one, ask yourself if you (or your spouse) are engaging in PAS. (Remember, often times it is unintentional.) 1.    COURT TALK: Discuss your court case and/or your spousal and child support concerns with your attorney, NOT WITH YOUR CHILDREN. When your spouse is driving around in a Ferrari...

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Parental Alienation Syndrome – Part I: Are Your Children Suffering From Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS)?

Aug 8, 2012 by

It is widely believed that divorce damages children. But is it the actual divorce that hurts children, or is it something else? In the long run, most children can survive their parent’s split. But many children can’t recover from Parental Alienation Syndrome or PAS, which is caused by a parent’s actions after the divorce. So what is PAS and why is it so harmful? PAS is caused when one parent poisons a kid’s relationship with the other parent. You don’t need to be a...

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