This go-to book for parents who do not know what to do when their child rejects them, is based on the author’s personal experience as an alienated parent years before the experience had a name. It reveals her story and how she healed her own grief, summarizes her research of the literature on this new field of parental alienation, and shares the results of the author’s nation-wide survey to interview other rejected parents firsthand about their experience of alienation.
• What parental alienation is and how it works
• Who teaches their child to reject the other parent and why
• Stories of other alienated parents
• How to find and screen parental alienation-qualified professionals
• What works to resolve alienated relationships
• Next steps YOU can take to help erase and prevent parental alienation
As a recommended resource on the International Parental Alienation Study Group website, this book is an excellent resource for social, legal, and mental health professions who want to understand and provide best practices to families suffering from parental alienation.
About the author
Cara E. Koch is a pioneer in the field of parental alienation. With 43 years of experience as an alienated parent, she writes from the perspective of her professional background in child development and family relationships, plus a doctorate in children's (innate) spirituality. Through deep introspection she overcame depression and anxiety despite remaining unreconciled with her son. After thoroughly researching parental alienation, she now knows that her relationship with her son would be very different today if she knew then what she now knows.