What alienated children need most of all: to spend time with the rejected parents, and lots of it

“What alienated children need most of all  in order to heal, is not to be told anything at all but to spend time with the rejected parent and lots of it. Time to be able to see, feel and hear that things are different to how they have been made to believe they are. Whether alienation is consciously achieved or unconsciously driven, a child who is splitting their beliefs into all this or all that is in a fragile emotional and psychological position. That is why this is not an issue about ‘contact’ with the rejected parent but one about relationships, healthy and unhealthy and how a child is to be helped to navigate the real world.”

[Source:  Living Life in the Mirror, by Karen Woodall]

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Living Life in the Mirror

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