What kind of person manipulates a child to do such a thing?

the boy and girl had been “tortured” into making false claims, and said that  their “minds were scrambled”.  

A condition which in my experience, can be regularly seen in children who are influenced to say things and believe things that are not true about a once loved parent.

Whilst this case is extreme in its presentation, there are cases of false allegations which spiral up from innocent events in which children who are caught between warring parents or, in many cases, between one parent determined to eradicate the other.  Children who are at the root of such situations, have often said or done something which has been taken by an angry parent who has misinterpreted what has been said as confirming their own deeply held beliefs about how bad the other parent is.  When children are confronted by this parent’s reaction to what they have said, they can be brought to a place where they are scared of the consequences of not confirming what the parent assumes is being said.  And it is at this point that a child can trip something that actually happened but which was not wrong and not damaging, into a full blown crisis.  Once inside the family court system, staffed as it is with people who are largely trained to take the wishes and feelings of children at face value, this crisis will burn through the lives of all it touches like wildfire. The flames being fanned by the children who will, quite easily by now, embellish the original story and shift it and change it to meet the needs of the adults around them.

read more – Taken from https://karenwoodall.wordpress.com/2015/03/21/when-children-lie-and-why-they-lie-and-why-people-who-work-with-separated-families-should-know-that-they-lie-and-why/


7 thoughts on “What kind of person manipulates a child to do such a thing?

  1. Hopefully, Bubbles of Love Day (April 25) will bring awareness so kids and all those who aid the alienating/abusing parent by acting as if it is the target parent’s fault, will at least know it is wrong and why they are feeling the way they do. At least kids will have language for it by knowing something about Parental Alienation and their friends may know about it and reach out — this is what has happened before, a friend who has come across info about PA brings it up to their alienated friend. Awareness is everything. Courts won’t care when the public isn’t aware. Please alert businesses and organizations about Bubbles of Love Day — asking schools, libraries, sororities, etc., to blow bubbles at noon for 10 minutes to symbolize a kid’s natural, God-given right to freely love all family members without any psychological or physical interference.


  2. Teens will also knowingly provide the court with false allegations so that the target parent will “no longer ruin” their lives as the alienating parent has taught them. The alienating parent also teaches the child they they are the one who really understand and loves the child in a way the target parent does not or cannot. This is a sick way of manipulating teens and even adult children. This can happen in the marriage as well as after divorce — I know.


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