Some parents find themselves struggling to co-parent for too long. It seems like whatever one parent decides is best for the child, the other determines it will cause ultimate ruin. Even after years, these parents continue to fight as they did at the end of their marriage.
Lately, parental alienation has been a hot topic in family law and the parenting coordination world. That term refers to one parent subtly or not so subtly alienating a child from the other parent. A classic example is a needy mother who convinces her 10-year-old daughter that dad is unsafe. The daughter aligns herself with mom’s thinking, fears dad and refuses to see him.