Unfortunately, it is common for children to get caught between bickering parents during the divorce process. Often, this involves one of the parents trying to convince the child to pick a side – a process refereed to as parental alienation.
Parental alienation is a serious mental condition for children that can have dangerous short- and long-term effects.
Dr. Edward Kruk, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Social Work at the University of British Columbia, specializing in child and family policy. He has written extensively on the subject of parental alienation and joins DadsDivorce to talk about how it can affect families.