It is important that you stay physically active, eat healthy and get outdoors.

Our bodies were not designed to eat junk food often or sit down too much and watch social media. Get outdoors with you friends or take your dog for a walk. Exercising will keep your body strong, your mind healthy. By exercising your body will release those happy hormones called endorphins, which will make you feel good.

I Don't Want to Choose: How Middle School Kids Can Avoid Choosing One Parent Over the Other 
Katherine Andre Ph.D., Amy JL Baker Ph.D [2009]
This book is written to help children resist the pressure to reject one parent in order to please the other.

Getting Through My Parents’ Divorce: A Workbook for Children Coping with Divorce, Parental Alienation, and Loyalty Conflicts

Amy J. L. Baker PhD, Katherine Andre PhD [2015]

Is your child stuck in the middle of a high-conflict divorce? In Getting Through My Parents' Divorce, two psychologists and experts in parental alienation offer a fun and engaging workbook to help kids work through stressful or confusing emotions and feel safe and loved—no matter what.

DON'T ALWAYS BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU HEAR

It's important to do you homework.. meaning look into things further.. ask questions.. does it make sense. Find out more before making decisions or judging. There are often two sides to every story.

Mr Peabody's Apples by Madonna. In Dr Warshak's book Divorce Poison he tells the Hasidic tale of the man who learns about the damage caused by malicious speech. Madonna retells this tale in language that is perfect for children.

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka. Shows how things look very different depending on our perspective: an important lesson for alienated children.

VIDEOS


Ryan Thomas Speaks was an alienated child now reunited with targeted parent.
Aimee C Nicholls was an alienated child now reunited with targeted parent.
Dr Warshak - Welcome Back, Pluto Understanding, Preventing, and Overcoming Parental Alienation™


FILMS


Dr Richard Warshak provides a list of mainstream movies, from Mrs Doubtfire and The Parent Trap to Alvin and the Chipmunks that show people (or, occasionally, chipmunks) dealing with family break-ups or being persuaded not to like an important person in their lives.

YouthBeyondBlue

Chat Online one-on-one with a trained mental health professional, and completely confidential.

​Support, Advice, Action

Call 24 hours a day, 

7 days a week 1300 22 4636
Suicide & Crisis Support LIFELINE 13 11 14

CHAT FIRST - A child-centred website for separated parents and their children developed by the Children and Families in Transition Project

NEED TO TALK?

Kids Helpline-  If you need to speak to a counsellor, call 1800 55 1800
24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If you can't get to a phone, please try their email or web counselling services.​

WATCH, LISTEN AND LEARN WITH DOCTOR CRAIG CHILDRESS

Dr Craig Childress is a children's psychologist with many years of experience. Dr Childress has created a SERIES OF VIDEOS that will help explain what you may be going through, why, how to manage your situation and what to do next. 

"You have the right to love BOTH your parents

and be loved by BOTH of your parents"

HELP FOR KIDS


Have your parents separated? Are you not seeing one of your parents?  Do you have feelings of fear, hate or anxiety towards one of your parents, but you don’t know why or feel bad about it?  Are you starting to wonder if you’ve been told the truth about a parent you’re not seeing anymore?


Many children grow up without two parents. Sadly, it happens for many reasons. But for tens of thousands of children in Australia alone, the reason is particularly sad and surprising: one parent has not wanted another to be involved in his/her life or in the life of a child they shared.

It is the right of every child to be with his/her loving parents, to enjoy his or her childhood, to play with friends, and to be part of the culture into which s/he is born. The nations of the world have agreed this. And every country is supposed to abide by these principles.

UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION OF THE RIGHTS OF A CHILD  

Many countries, including Australia, have made judges in Family Courts ultimately responsible for deciding what happens to children when their parents separate and cannot agree upon where, or with whom, their children should live.

These judges, in turn, rely upon another profession: psychiatry or, more commonly, psychology. Judges hear the opinions of psychologists who have usually seen all members of the family, looking at how everyone gets on with each other, and whether or not there are any serious problems such as one parent suffering from depression or some other mental illness, or a child who has been mistreated in any way.

This page provides links to the rules and laws that are supposed to determine how a judge makes his/her decision [What the Law Says] and to [What psychologists Say]  about how children can be seriously harmed when their parents separate and how best to deal with this.