Garbarino and Stott (1992) consider Parental Alienation Syndrome to be an example of what they refer to as "the psychologically battered child" and describe it specifically, by name, as one form of child battering.
Rogers (1992) identifies five types of psychological maltreatment: rejecting, terrorizing, ignoring, isolating, and corrupting, and then describes how each of these types may be seen in the Parental Alienation Syndrome.
Suggestions for improvements to the child’s environment may involve counseling, lessons in parenting skills, or even demonstrations of housekeeping techniques if appropriate.
A CPS visit usually does not involve snatching children.
If any parents have any doubts about the long term effect of interference of access on children and how this ultimately backfires on the parents in later years should read this tragic letter from one girl to her mother shortly after she turned 18 years of age.
If there are children involved, overnight guests are a no-no,” said Kathy Stafford, 50, relationship coach and author of Relationship Remorse” (Eplanet Publishing) based in Charlotte, N. Children do not and should not have to deal with an endless stream of ‘new dads’ or ‘new moms.’ If you want to have a sexual relationship with someone new, that’s OK.
Divorced parents who intentionally interfere with their child parenting time with the other parent pose special difficulties not only for the children and the families involved, but also for the courts.
Interference of access is one of the most commonly reported abuses of children by their parent with interference being carried out in the vast majority of times by the parent who has sole custodial status.
A The punishment might be after-school detention for 30 minutes.
Teachers have the legal right to keep a pupil in after school for detention or require their attendance at a Saturday detention session.