What is Hostile Aggressive Parenting?
Hostile Aggressive Parenting (HAP) is defined as : A general pattern of behavior, manipulation, actions or decision-making of a person that either directly or indirectly creates undue difficulties or interferences in the relationship of a child with another parent or step parent. It promotes or maintains an unwarranted unfairness or inequality in the parenting arrangements between a child’s parents and/or guardians and/or, promotes ongoing and unnecessary conflict between parents and/or guardians which adversely affects the parenting, well-being and rearing of a child. Hostile-Aggressive Parenting is most apparent in child-custody disputes and is used most often as a tool to align the child with one of the parents during litigation over custody or control of the child. Hostile Aggressive Parenting is often a common issue that may arise.
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