August 13, 2017
Did you know that children are the ones who suffer the greatest from divorce? When faced with conflict during and after divorce, the parent becomes overwhelmed. They often forget that the child is suffering. Mom and/or Dad lacks proper judgment and cognitive awareness from all of the conflict and feelings associated with their situation.
I encourage you today to self-reflect on where you are positioned as a parent. When we have children, we are no longer numero uno. The needs we once tailored to should pale in comparison to the needs of the child. Please, look at your child today and ask yourself, do I foster a relationship with their mom or dad...Do I know what they truly feel surrounding the conflict between myself and the other parent...Am I guilty of venting to the child concerning disagreements with the other parent...
All of this can change! The child needs BOTH parents. No one is perfect and we all are guilty of making relationship mistakes. The good news is that we can make a change today. Remember...when you hate the other parent, you are hating a part of your child. After all, they are a part you and a part them.