Based on interviews with 40 adults who believe that -- when they were children -- they were turned against one parent by the other, "Adult children of parental alienation syndrome," describes the experience of being an alienated child from the inside and explains how it is possible that a child can reject one parent in order to please the other.
The book describes different familial patterns of parental alienation, compares alienation to a cult, explains how it is a form of emotional abuse, details the different catalysts to having the realization that one is an adult child of PAS, and describes the painful long-term consequences.
The book also offers advice for parents and for mental health professionals working with populations affected by the issue of parental alienation.
Dr. Baker is a nationally recognized expert in parent child relationships, especially children of divorce, parental alienation syndrome, and emotional abuse of children.
Dr. Baker is available as an expert witness and for print, radio, and television interviews.