Picture this example of mirroring bad behavior. A child is misbehaving and throwing their toy
One explanation of why High Conflict Personalities, or HCPs, are not self-aware is based on
High conflict parents can’t seem to stop themselves. They are repeatedly told to behave, by
Are children helpless observers, doomed to do all of the bad behaviors they have seen?
Jeremy liked to tell jokes about women – very disparaging jokes about women. His son
In her book, In the Name of the Child, Janet Johnston and colleagues write that
In alienation cases, the problem is very similar. Most family courts have a standard court
Ironically, family courts often slip into this all-or-nothing thinking from the start of a case.
I believe that contagious emotions are far more powerful in children’s lives than anything that
Emotions are contagious, whether they arrive by means of an ex, coParent, employer or friend.
These are great top tips about how our emotions can transfer to our children. The
coParents need to be aware of the dangers of their “all or nothing thinking,” which
Here is some helpful advice for the parents, family, friends and professionals in the lives
All feelings can be contagious. I have had cases with one parent who is overwhelmingly
Feelings are contagious and this includes anxiety passed from the coParent to the child. It
In addition to anxiety and constant conflict, add to this Culture of Blame a child’s
By the time a child grows into an adult, he or she should have experienced
Family courts are not designed to understand the hidden dynamics of parent-child relationships. This makes
When a young child is not experiencing secure attachment, it is important to learn about
A mother screams at her ex-husband near their child, who sits quietly with her hands
Over the past 60 years, there has been a lot of research about “attachment” in
Brain scientists have learned that you can change your own brain by practicing learning skills.
As intelligent and caring coParents, we have the knowledge and potential to turn the corner
Even as early as 12 months of age, a child can be observed by researchers
Since they lack self-awareness, high conflict personalities (HCP) make no effort to change their own
High conflict coParents. Why do people act this way? Why would someone act so extremely?
Many sources agree that up to one-third of divorces these days are high-conflict. This means