"Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain," John Locke 1632-1704
Parental Alienation is not an old topic no a new invention. Parents have been alienating children from the other parents for hundreds of years and perhaps even farther back.
'Poison Parents' is a powerful book, dealing with all aspects of the parental alienation syndrome which tears loving relationships between parents and children apart in the post-divorce and separation environment. It explores the devastating effect that malicious parenting can have on impressionable children, the target parent and extended family and friends. Drawing an interesting parallel between personality disorder and alienating behavior, 'Poison Parents' exposes the syndrome and offers insightful ways of coping with and combating the insidiously destructive campaign of hate. Written by Criminologist, Grace Humphreys, it is a must-read for anyone who knows a child or children involved in a post-divorce tug-o-war between parents.
The only way to combat Parental Alienation is by educating family and friends about the syndrome and creating more public awareness.
This book moves away from the clinical, academic approach to discuss the subject clearly and simply. It is enriched by real stories - both tragic and hopeful.
You don't need a Ph.D to realize that this a book from the heart, it is well intentioned and reader friendly. It has upset at least one "expert" yet has received praise from many including this from a Professor at Law:
"thank you for your excellent book..you have an ideal open-mindeness and worldview"