Most people do not know about Parental Alienation and Hostile Aggressive Parenting until they experience it. Parental Alienation Awareness is put forth to help raise awareness about the growth in the problem of targeting children and their relationship in healthy and loving parent/child bond.
According to the website www.parental-alienation-awareness.com/default.asp, the aim of Parental Alienation Awareness Day is to make judges, police officers, psychiatrists, lawyers, as well as friends and family of the people abusing their children by alienation tactics, more aware of this growing problem and form of abuse. With awareness comes education and understanding, and the power to stop the abuse of innocent children caught in the crossfire of people they love.
One mom's blog writes about it here. She kind of nails it: "It is truly sad but the Alienating Parent or AP does not think of the effects this will have on the child. The AP uses their child as pawns in what becomes a game of hurting the other parent. Usually this is the only way the AP can find to hurt the other parent and the impulse becomes stronger as the divorce proceedings drag on. Heaven forbid there is a custody battle because this is what the Alienating Parent lives for in my experience." I have to agree. They thrive on the attention.