Using kids as weapons

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Subject:    [Mention] Parental Alienation: Using kids as weapons (Barbara Kay)
Date:    Thu, 02 Apr 2009 11:11:28 +1100

Quote: Critics of PAS fret that the syndrome is being exploited by abusive parents as a ploy to enforce visitation or custody of justifiably resistant children. However, abused children present a notably different affect from the alienated. An abused child is reluctant to discuss what has been done to him and must be coaxed to reveal his secret. Even then, he doesn’t express hatred of the abusing parent, as he longs for a healed relationship. By contrast, a PAS child exhibits classic symptoms of brainwashing, acting in robotic alignment with the alienator.

The National Post (Canada)
1 April 2009

Using kids as weapons
By Barbara Kay <>

Last weekend, I attended the Canadian Symposium for Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS), Canada’s first international conference on a form of child abuse that can be as bad as, or even worse than, sexual and physical abuse….(Full Story)

More PAS information at Fathers for Life.

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