Dedicated to healing the broken parent-child bonds shattered by Parental Alienation Abuse.

Parental Alienation is like having war declared upon you; except as a loving, fit and able parent, you don’t know you are the enemy.”Gwendolyn Chubb, 6-year alienated parent.

BROKEN BONDS NETWORK is an organization created to:

  • Increase public awareness of Parental Alienation; a form of child abuse,
  • Network with other shared-parenting and family advocacy groups,
  • Furnish information to divorcing and/ or separating families that will prevent the destruction of the parent-child bond and;
  • Provide support and resources to help heal and restore the broken bonds shattered by Parental Alienation Abuse.

What is Parental Alienation?

Parental Alienation refers to the process used by one parent to isolate the child(ren) from the other parent, without legal justification, through cruel manipulation & deceitful tactics and most often occurs during the court process in the course of the parents’ divorce/ separation but can also occur in unhappy breakups. Dr. J. Michael Bone, Ph.D. writes “The manipulation of one’s children to the belief that their other parent does not love them, is the cruelest form of child abuse. Since it is the parent child-relationship that orients a child’s understanding of their own sense of self and their lovability, teaching a child that one of their parents does not love them, also teaches them that they are in some basic way, unlovable, or not worthy of love.”

Parental Alienation is vastly different from ‘Estrangement’ where a parent intentionally walks away from or chooses not to be a part of their child(ren)’s life. Absent abuse, neglect or unfitness by a parent, children need both parents involved in their lives both before and after separation. Parental alienation is an attack on that fundamental truth; it is a manipulative, abusive parenting pattern that seeks to completely exclude one parent from the child’s life.

Parental Alienation Abuse is a common occurrence in many divorces, with as many as 4 out of 5 high-conflict divorces involving children affected by some form of parental alienation.

Parental Alienation descriptions:

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