Children are the center of any custody battle – viewed by some parents as the most prized “possession.” 

Parents who view custody of the children as a “must win” or “non-negotiable” often make the mistake of voicing the same to the children.  Similarly, those parents often make derogatory or negative comments about the other parent in front of the child.  This type of isolating behavior is often referred to as “Parental Alienation Syndrome.”