Today, April 25th, its Parental Alienation Awareness Day (PAAD), part of a global awareness campaign to raise awareness about parental alienation.
For those parents which are familiar with this subject, which are missing their children and suffering sadness, grief and pain; I would like to wish them a day full of beautiful memories, consolation and strength.
For those people in the world which don't know what Parental Alienation means, I will provide you with a short overview of signs and symptoms.
Children display eight behaviours that can be read as symptoms of alienation. “Any parent concerned that a child is becoming alienated should be on the lookout for even a hint of these behaviours,”:
- Extreme negative views toward the parent, including denying past positive experiences, and lack of investment or interest in improving the relationship.
- Frivolous or absurd reasons for hurt and anger with the parent.
- Seeing one parent as all good and the other as all bad.
- Always siding with the favored parent, no matter what he or she says or does.
- A lack of remorse for hurting the rejected parent’s feelings.
- Claiming to reject the parent with no influence from the favored parent, even though that parent is an obvious influence.
- Repeating the favored parent’s words without always understanding what they mean.
- Becoming cold and hostile toward friends and family of the rejected parent.
A detailed article in dutch:
#IExist - #IkbestaThis year some alienated parents in Belgium raised an awareness campaign with #Ikbesta or #IExist.
May I kindly ask you to support this awareness campaign worldwide, so we can raise awareness globally!?