“There is not a shred of evidence that alienation only occurs by fathers”   Leave a comment

Dr. Amy Baker said in Psychology Today (March 2012).“There is not a shred of evidence that alienation only occurs by fathers and plenty of evidence to the contrary. Frankly, I am shocked and dismayed at the gender bias and utter insensitivity to the many fathers who have lost custody of their children due to parental alienation. Not only that but this position—that it only happens to mothers—denies the pain of women by dismissing the experience of step-mothers, grand-mothers, aunts, and daughters, all of whom suffer when a mother turns a child against the father. This is an ideologically based decision that has no place in a scientific discussion.”

As for myself, a psychiatrist board certified both in general adult psychiatry and also in child & adolescent psychiatry – I speak for fathers, mothers and children. Parents of both genders have been robbed of a loving relationship when one of the parents manipulates the child into rejecting the other parent.

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