Parental Alienation Information Blog

What Is Pathogenic Parenting Syndrome

Pathogenic Parenting Syndrome is a condition that children develop when one of their parents becomes Pathogenic and suffers from the mental illness called Pathogenic Parenting Delusional Disorder. The word "Patho" means Pathological and the word "Genesis" means Creation. So Pathogenic Parenting describes parenting that is so abnormal or pathological, that by way of their aberrant and…
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Professional Misunderstanding of Parental Alienation

Mistaking alienation for estrangement In a previous posting on the topic of parental alienation, I noted that alienating parents’ disavowal of responsibility for their children’s rejection of the other parent continues to find support among advocates who claim that the concept of unjustified parental alienation is harmful to children. They maintain that the concept of…
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What Is Pathogenic Parenting Disorder

The aberrant & distorted behaviors and parenting practices of a Pathogenic Parent are actually the symptoms of a psychopathology called Pathogenic Parenting Disorder. Pathogenic Parenting Disorder is a form of Delusional Disorder and the delusions that this parent is experiencing are of the Persecutory subtype (delusions that the person or someone to whom the person is close…
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Parental Alienation: What Is the Solution?

Every day I receive emails from alienated parents and extended family members distraught over the suffering of their children as well as their own grief and frustrated by their powerlessness to protect their children from the egregious form of emotional child abuse that is parental alienation. In addition, I get numerous replies to my postings…
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The Impact of Parental Alienation on Parents

Post-traumatic Stress in the Rupture of Parent-child Relationships In this In this second installment of our three-part series on parental alienation, we turn our attention to alienated (targeted) and alienating parents. Parental alienation is the “programming” of a child by one parent to denigrate the other (targeted) parent, in an effort to undermine and interfere…
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