When Children Lie and Why They Lie: The Shared Psychotic Delusion in Parental Alienation

Karen Woodall

When we assess a case of a child’s rejection of a parent we begin by looking at the outward presentation of the child.  Is the child refusing to see the parent partially or completely, is the child rejecting the parent vehemently or inconsistently, what is the narrative used by the child to explain their rejection of a parent and how does that echo the narrative used by the parent to whom the child is currently aligned?  As we dig deeper, alerted to the existence of psychological splitting by the child’s display of the signs of alienation, we encounter along the way those behavioural clues which tell us that a case of a child’s rejection may be a pure case of alienation in which the child has entered into a shared delusional mindset with the parent they are aligned to.  In such circumstances, which are in my experience, far less common…

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About madisonelizabethbaylis

Father of Kevin, Jenvey and Maddie. Being alienated from Maddie due to the fact that after her mother divorced me and remarried she cut me out of my daughter´s life. I then rekindled my relationship with the mother of my boys and since then Melissa is hell bend on allienating and abusing Maddie
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