What is Parental alienation? Parental alienation is the process, and the result, of psychological manipulation of a child into showing unwarranted fear, disrespect or hostility towards a parent and/or other family members. If you are dealing with a spouse that is trying to turn your children against you I suggest you start by read Dr Amy Bakers book. Co-parenting with a Toxic Ex: What to Do When Your Ex-Spouse Tries to Turn the Kids Against You. https://amzn.to/2MyQMar Amy J. L. Baker, PhD, is a national expert on children caught in loyalty conflicts and has written a seminal book on the topic, Adult Children of Parental Alienation Syndrome. In addition to conducting trainings around the country for parents as well as legal and mental health professionals, Baker has written dozens of scholarly articles on topics related to parent-child relationships. More information is available on her website at www.amyjlbaker.com. so many of my clients ask me these questions about parental alienation are any of these questions the same that you might have? If so read her book to start your journey to understand what is going wrong.