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January 17, 2011
The Children Speak – Advice for Separating Parents in 2011
Since 1988, Kids’ Turn has been listening to the voices of children as they express their problems when their parents divorce. Based on their comments, here are the top five admonitions from children on which separating parents can build new behaviors during 2011.
Stop fighting in front of me. I hate it when you fight. This very simple concept verifies the reality that parental conflict is the number one cause of childhood difficulties when parents separate or divorce. If separating parents cannot be civil to one another, find alternative ways to communicate so the volatility when children are present is reduced or eliminated.