When children lie and why they lie and why people who work with separated families should know that they lie and why

I cannot be the only one to feel immense relief on watching the news of Mrs Justice Pauffley’s judgement in the High Court this week, on the father who was supposedly a cult leader involved in importing babies to the UK in order to kill and eat them and dance around their skulls.  At leastContinue reading “When children lie and why they lie and why people who work with separated families should know that they lie and why”

More news from the Family Separation Clinic – Book sample and updates

Recognising alienation in a child When you are in a room with a severely alienated child it is impossible not to know it. That is because the behaviours of the child are so out of keeping with what is really going on that it is clear that their reality has been distorted. Severely alienated childrenContinue reading “More news from the Family Separation Clinic – Book sample and updates”

Family Separation Clinic extends services to Scotland

It is a fact that there are not enough services to support famlies affected by parental alienation in the UK and so it is with great pleasure that I am able to announce to our Scottish readers that we will be opening the doors to an Edinburgh based Clinic in the very near future (MayContinue reading “Family Separation Clinic extends services to Scotland”

The fluidity of feeling: inside the world of the alienated child

Inside the mind of an alienated child is a strange place to be but that is where I spend much of my working life. In our work at the Clinic we are constantly experimenting with different ways of helping rejected parents to understand that world so that the behaviours that their children exhibit do notContinue reading “The fluidity of feeling: inside the world of the alienated child”

Minding the empathy gap: mapping the world of the alienated child

One of the more complicated pieces of work that we do at the Family Separation Clinic is assist parents in hybrid cases of alienation to repair their relationship with their children.  These cases are sometimes presented as being not parental alienation but justified rejection because the children involved can talk about the things that aContinue reading “Minding the empathy gap: mapping the world of the alienated child”