The Truth About Teen Parental Alienation Syndrome: What Parents Really Know
Parents with teen parents who have experienced parental alienation syndrome know what to expect from their child’s life.
In the United States, parents who are in a relationship with a teen can suffer from the syndrome.
In some cases, the parent may be separated from their children, often for months.
In others, they may not know where their child is.
The syndrome can affect both the parent and the child.
The child’s emotional well-being is impacted as well.
According to a 2012 survey, a third of American teen parents said they had experienced parental isolation, compared to 20 percent of parents with children under 12.
According the survey, one-third of American teens are experiencing parental alienation at some point during their teens.
What can parents do?
Parental alienation is not uncommon among teen parents.
Parents often don’t know how to address issues.
They may feel trapped by the parent’s problems, which can be exacerbated by their own experiences, including the stress of trying to stay together.
They often have little knowledge about how to work with their child, what to say to a child or when to ask questions.
They also may feel disconnected from their own parenting, which is compounded by their inability to trust their own sense of self.
When parents have feelings of alienation, they are more likely to seek help from therapists, psychologists and other experts.
They can also seek out support groups or social-justice organizations to talk about the issues.
The American Psychological Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Association of Social Workers have created the National Center for Teen and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Parents may want to reach out to their child-care provider, school counselor, or other family member.
Some teens may also need to work on other issues, such as their schoolwork.
Some parents may need to talk with a therapist about how their teen feels about school and other activities.
They should also talk to a parent, teacher or other person who has been involved with the child or family.
How can parents avoid parent alienation?
First, parents should not let their child go to school.
Parents should always be present when they are away.
They are most effective when they have a plan for how to care for the child, and the resources and resources they need to make that plan.
Second, they should also be available to talk to their teen about any issues they are having.
Third, parents may feel that it is easier to let their children play outside or do homework than to work through issues with their teen.
Fourth, they can learn to be more open with their children and work on issues with them.
For example, they might feel less comfortable when their teen is upset about something that happened or the teen doesn’t feel comfortable with another person.
This may not be the case with the parent who has experienced parental alienating behavior.
Parents can learn more about the symptoms and conditions of teen parental alienation by speaking with a counselor.
They might also ask their child about what they have experienced.
Parents who are interested in finding a therapist can contact the National Teenage Mental Health Alliance.
The National Institute of Mental Health has a Web site that can help parents understand the causes of teen parental alienation and how to help their teen better.