Parental alienation can damage a good relationship a child has with a parent. Mediation will help identify and limit the effects of the damage to the parent-child relationship.
Benefits of Mediation in Parental Alienation Conflicts
There is always some level of anger and conflict that come with divorces. While some anger and conflict are minor and easily manageable, other cases may become out of control and could lead to parental alienation when children are involved. This is a common situation that happens when one parent sabotages the relationship a child has with the other parent.
It could happen intentionally or unintentionally through angry remarks or their behaviour towards the other parent in the presence of their child. This greatly affects the child’s emotions towards the alienated parent and the child may tend to be hostile too.
Parental alienation tortures the child’s emotions and that is why parents need to control their anger whenever their child is around. That is where mediation is very important. It helps parents settle their differences amicably and prevent parental alienation. Most alienated parents may seek the court’s intervention to:
It is not every day that courts help to solve parent alienation problems, and therefore seeking the services of a mediator may be more effective than spending too much money on unending legal proceedings.
However, if the alienated parent feels the situation is out of control, then they can take the legal path to seek help. The court will then assign a mediator to the parents who will intervene and stop the parental alienation problem.
How Mediation will help with Parental Alienation
Parental alienation conflict can damage a good relationship a child may have with a parent, as well as damage a child psychologically. Mediation will help identify and limit the effects of the damage to the parent-child relationship.
If the alienating parent gets extremely out of control, then a mediator will alert the court to take the child away from the parent for a while, because of the emotional torture they are subjecting the child to.