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Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

The overwhelmingly positive feedback for A Family’s Heartbreak: A Parent’s Introduction to Parental Alienation continues to roll in.’s review of A Family’s Heartbreak: A Parent’s Introduction to Parental Alienation indicates the book will “resound in a particularly comforting and familiar way to a targeted parent as Jeffries describes the warning signs that he unwittingly dismissed during the marriage… the particulars of increasingly dysfunctional relations within the fractured family, and the desperation of a parent powerless to intercede and stop the abuse.”’s Rick Ortiz also said, “Jeffries handles the difficult subject with a mastery that comes from not only his personal experience but also his professional understanding of how to make the incomprehensible as clear as it can be.  Suggest this book to a friend who doesn’t know where to go for help.”

For the complete review visit at

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Friday, May 22nd, 2009

The podcast on parental alienation and our book, A Family’s Heartbreak: A Parent’s Introduction to Parental Alienation has been up at for only a couple of days and has already received more than 200 hits.

I was very impressed with host Rick Ortiz and the quality of the production.  Rick knew his topic and the production values are as good as anything you’ll see on TV.  The 30 minute program covers a lot of ground — parental alienation from each family member’s perspective to the role of the courts in alienation cases.  We even talked about how A Family’s Heartbreak: A Parent’s Introduction to Parental Alienation went from an idea to a book.

Check out the interview if you get a chance — calls A Family’s Heartbreak captivating

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Tracy Achen, an editor at reviewed A Family’s Heartbreak: A Parent’s Introduction to Parental Alienation, and said the book, “will give friends and family members of the alienated parent a much better picture of what is happening in your loved-one’s life.”

Some of Ms. Achen’s other comments were:

“Most books and articles on this subject are rather clinical and written for legal professionals, counselors and therapists.  This book takes you into the everyday life and challenges of an alienated parent.”

“I was very impressed with the extensive amount of research that went into this book and Mike Jeffries’ willingess to expose his story.  What I found refreshing was Jeffries’ ability to step back and take a journalist’s view of the whole story.”

And finally:

“This is a truly captivating book that I highly recommend to anyone facing or involved with a parental alienation case.” to highlight A Family’s Heartbreak

Monday, May 11th, 2009 ( will feature A Family’s Heartbreak: A Parent’s Introduction to Parental Alienation and Author Mike Jeffries in a Podcast that will be posted to its site on Tuesday, May 19, 2009. is a website devoted to informing fathers about their rights during divorce litigation while providing them with concrete practical resources to achieve the best results in the courtroom. Over the years, DadsDivorce has grown into a popular meeting place for fathers facing divorce and subsequent litigation. Every month, tens of thousands of visitors browse the site to conduct research and obtain advice.

As we’ve said many times, neither fathers or mothers have cornered the market on the unhealthy emotional needs that drive a parent to alienate a child from the child’s other parent. Moms and Dads are both the alienating parent and the targeted parent in equal numbers.  Our goal during our appearance is to help anyone dealing with parental alienation and educate parents, the legal and mental health communities about an issue that is ripping apart parents and children. 

We look forward to appearing on any Mom divorce-focused websites to help their site visitors and spread the same message.

A little laughter for alienated Moms on Mother’s Day

Friday, May 8th, 2009
 A parent in California recently wrote to tell us that A Family’s Heartbreak: A Parent’s Introduction to Parental Alienation has been a great source of support and has helped him tie together concepts from other parental alienation books and articles.  But the part of his letter that surprised us the most was this  —
“I really appreciate the humor. On some of your anecdotes I laughed until I cried… at this stage humor is the best medicine for me.”
They (whoever “they” are) say laughter is the best medicine so with Mother’s Day coming up here’s an excerpt from the book that we hope helps alienated Mom’s and Dads through a rough day. It’s about my son Jared:
“… Jared was too smart for the third grade.  He ended up skipping a year in school but not before having problems with his third grade teacher.  For discipline, this teacher made Jared write down all the counties in the state.  We lived in Pennsylvania at the time.  Pennsylvania is a big state.  Jared spent a lot of time writing.
    Jared didn’t mind rewriting the counties over and over again.  He enjoyed the exercise so much he started writing down the counties even when he wasn’t in trouble.  He always had a fresh copy of counties to hand in to his teacher when he needed one.  He also had plenty of copies to sell to his classmates when they were in trouble.  When his teacher finally caught on to Jared’s entrepreneurial approach to the third grade, she wasn’t amused.  She didn’t give Jared high marks for his understanding if supply-side economics either.”
Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mom’s who aren’t with their children this Mother’s Day.  Please remember that parental alienation isn’t about whether or not you were a good Mom.  Parental alienation is about the other parent’s unresolved emotional issues.
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