For many years family lawyers have been trying to find ways to help parents separate keeping the needs of any children as their focus.
Reading this article reminds us why. This article is written by a man, 14 years after his parents divorced. His ability to recall the conversations and his worries show the impact this has had on him.
The tips given are sensible advice, but a priority must making sure the children are not used as a weopen again the other parent.
Arrangements for children can involve a great deal of emotion. Mediation can be a practical solution for resolving these issues.
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In this newfound but undesired role, children make decisions knowing that one party will take issue with their choice. It is a constant stream of compromise. Retaining responsibility for such matters is key to parents ensuring children are protected, even if the task seems trivial or pedantic, or requires you to communicate with your pesky ex. If children are living in fear of upsetting one of you, it is a breeding ground for anxiety. And venting or directing your anger at your children when it stems from, or is intended for, your former partner will chip away at their self-esteem. Take the burden out of their hands where possible.