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Parental Alienation Mediation

According to the Psychologist Amy Baker, Ph.D., also a PT blogger, parental alienation is defined as the period when the child (ren) rejects one parent due to certain blames or false accusations to please the other parent. However, parental alienation syndrome is that moment when one of the parents (either a father or a mother) tries to manipulate the child by narrating negative characters of the other parent, with a motive of separating them.

On several circumstances, such parents succeed in separating them due to poor communication causing pain to the alienated parent and children. Below are other Impacts of parental alienation;

1. Rejection: When a married couple separates the children feel rejected by the alienated parent where their parental love weakens. In some cases, the relation between the children and their parents is under-estimated thus their needs aren’t catered for appropriately.

2. Hatred: When one parent forces the child to hate the other parent, introducing hatred in the family.


Benefits of mediation

1. Confidentiality: Some couples may fear to discuss the multiple issues of their family publicly as that done in court thus through intervention they feel secured since their matter is sorted in private.

2. Satisfaction: When a divorced parent come to full agreement with the other through mediation, they feel satisfied with the deal made by the mediator since they had contributed.

3. Agreement: When the two parents participate on the mediation process, the mediator reaches to an agreement depending on each other’s argument.

4. Economical: Mediation process is cheaper than the court process since it involves only one mediator. The meeting venue is also determined by the couple’s financial ability though severally, the mediator’s office is preferred.

5. Saves times: The time spent by the mediator is less as that compared spent in the court

6. Control: since both parents are consulted on their children affairs, the process may not affect emotionally anyone. Remember, the court orders depends on the constitution..

Children are precious gifts that demand sober caregiver while growing up. The truth is; anybody doesn’t qualify to be a parent or guardian if he/ she won’t bring them up in the right manner. Secondly, the future of every child depends entirely on their young age. Below are some of the cases where a parent may be denied total custody of their child (ren) by the court of law;

1. In cases where one parent continues to manipulate false accusations and hatred of the other parent to the children even after the dispute was settled down. An issue may arise that a particular parent won’t live with the child until he or she agrees with the other spouse.

2. If the alienated parent’s accusations were too hard to believe, the court may need a child to stay away from the alienated parent for some time until they catch up and forget those accusations.

3. The court may make an order of the child to choose the preferred parent to follow.

This is a sensitive decision since a child may prefer the wrong caregiver depending on their preferences disposing that child to live miserably.
Finally, the future of any child depends entirely on their upbringing. However, every family should put their children welfare first before separating or divorcing. Secondly, the responsibility of the children should be granted to a sober parent to guarantee them a bright future.