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Parental Alienation Syndrome

Written by Susan Swanson on . Posted in Biological Kids, Divorce, Parenting, Relationships, Remarriage

Have you ever heard the term Parental Alienation Syndrome, sometimes referred to as PAS, and wondered what it meant? You’re not alone.

Parental Alienation Syndrome is when one parent actively co-opts the children away from the other parent. PAS has developed directly from our divorce culture and is a serious issue for many parents to navigate, as it results in a feeling of helplessness.

In the June issue of StepMom Magazine, I contributed an article on what Parental Alienation Syndrome looks like and what to do if you find yourself struggling with it. You can find this article and more at

Have you experienced Parental Alienation Syndrome in your family? What has it been like for you and how have you been able to work through it? Please share in the comments below.  


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