Co-Parenting with a Toxic Ex

Family Matters

Jan 10 2017 • 54 mins

Is your ex trying to turn your child against you? Is he or she trying to convince your child that you are unsafe, unloving, and unavailable when that is not at all true? Sadly, some parents do this to their children, with or without realizing that they are harming the children immensely. Children in these circumstances need the targeted parent to keep loving them and trying to build a positive relationship. What can you do when you feel angry, humiliated, and demoralized in the face-off your ex’s hostility and your child’s rejection of you? Dr. Amy Baker, co-author of Co-Parenting with a Toxic Ex, has some answers. She describes signs and symptoms of parental alienation, how to avoid taking the bait when your ex and child provoke you, and how to maintain a relationship with your child even when your ex is actively and intentionally interfering and undermining that relationship.