Parental Alienation

In a Nordic survey 330 parents that has experienced parental alienation has been asked about the consequences for the children, family and society.  The survey was presented as part of the Nordic voices on the 1st international PASG conference in Washington, USA. 


  • The parent states they often hear the other parent talk badly about them when the child is present

  • That the parent involves the children in adult issues

  • 59% of the parents has experienced that the parent has tried to involve public authorizes

  • A large number of the parents state they have been falsely accused of violence towards the child and other parents

  • 70% of the parents state that family, friends and relatives has been involved in the parental alienation and false associations

  • 60% of the parents state that a lawyer has been directly or indirectly involved

  • 48% of the parents state they have experiences false police reports by the other parent

  • And almost all the parent state there was no consequences of the parental alienation and false accusations 

On the issue of personal consequences of parental alienation the parents stated:

  • That the parental alienation and false accusation has mainly affected, majorly affected or catastrophically affected their trust in the authorities, relationship with their children and their social life, but also that the children’s wellbeing, other family relations, psychically health and the financial situation has been affected, majorly or catastrophically affected.

  • 68% state that the parenting time with their child has been decreased

  • 27% state that the parental alienation and false accusations has caused parent suicidal thoughts

  • 7% state that the parental alienation and false accusations has caused children suicidal thoughts

  • The parent state that the majority of time has been used by the social system and days of at work

  • 42% state that the cost for the parent has been up to 40.000 USD, 18% state that the cost has been up to 160.000 USD, and 5% state the cost for the parent has been more that 160.000 USD

  • The parents states that there has been major cost for society eg. School, social welfare, lawyers etc.

  • However, the main concern is that there is no consequences of parental alienation and false accusations in the society related to children. 

Parental alienation is violence against children and cannot in any country or by any parent – man or woman – be allowed against children.