Parenting the enmeshed child: a thankless task?

This post is a follow up to last week’s post on the use of stereotypes to alienate parents. This week I am looking at the issue of enmeshment, a peculiar feature of many alienated family systems and one which is almost exclusively seen where fathers are the rejected parent. Enmeshment is something we work withContinue reading “Parenting the enmeshed child: a thankless task?”

Capturing and silencing the masculine and feminine : an exercise in absolute alienation

I have been thinking this week about the drivers of the feminine and masculine principles, namely the need to care for and the need to protect. Now these two drivers are, I accept, stereotypically attributed to men as protectors and women as carers and in this gender fluid world we live in we are soContinue reading “Capturing and silencing the masculine and feminine : an exercise in absolute alienation”

Opening a new chapter: next steps in parental alienation work in the UK

Back from our retreat where our book was completed, all 123,000 words or so of it. ¬†As it goes through the editing process ready for publication very soon, I thought it might be useful to introduce you to some of what you can expect when it is wrapped in its best bib and tucker andContinue reading “Opening a new chapter: next steps in parental alienation work in the UK”