"One parent has absolutely no purported reasons to justify the cessation of a child’s contact with the other parent and vice versa. The obvious intention to drive a wedge between the child and the other parent in hopes that the child "continues" to find fault (real or imagined) with him/her only exacerbates the child’s emotional abuse. The catastrophic long-term ill effects that will likely afflict the child for unjustifiably rejecting one of his/her parents are well documented in the literature.
Closing off "avenues of love and support" available to the child from
the alienated parent and his family is cruel and selfish. By
manipulating the child into erecting barriers and enlisting the child as
an agent of the parental alienator's own deprivation, said alienator
violates the child’s trust in a most cruel manner. Plain and simple, the
alienator kidnaps the child and steals the child's soul. Therefore,
s/he and those around him/her are committing child cruelty and abuse.
In the best interest of the child, local, state and federal law should
regard said conduct as extreme, outrageous in character, beyond all
possible bounds of decency, atrocious and utterly intolerable in a
civilized society." ~ Jorge Franchi, Ph.D.