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Parental Alienation: 17 Strategies Used By Narcissists

Updated: Feb 4

Parental Alienation

17 Strategies Used By Narcissists

Beyond the High Road: Responding to 17 Parental Alienation Strategies without Compromising Your Morals or Harming Your Child (Amy J.L. Baker, Ph.D. and Paul R. Fine, LCSW, May 2008)

Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine

The 17 primary parental alienation strategies fall into five general categories: (1) poisonous messages to the child about the targeted parent in which he or she is portrayed as unloving, unsafe, and unavailable; (2) limiting contact and communication between the child and the targeted parent; (3) erasing and replacing the targeted parent in the heart and mind of the child; (4) encouraging the child to betray the targeted parent's trust; and (5) undermining the authority of the targeted parent. Taken together these parental alienation strategies foster conflict and psychological distance between the child and the targeted parent. When one parent engages in these behaviors they can be considered a toxic ex. Amy J. L. Baker, PhD

Seventeen Strategies Used By Narcissists to Alienate the Other Parent: