Divorce Shouldn't Be A Tug of War
WHY IS A POSITIVE COPARENTING RELATIONSHIP IMPORTANT FOR CHILDREN?
Divorcing and separating parents can have a large impact on their children’s ability to cope with changes in the family and transition into healthy adjustment. Research proves that the strongest predictor of emotional and behavioral problems in children after divorce is exposure to high levels of conflict between parents. Parental conflict has deeper and greater consequences when the tug-of-war is hostile, antagonistic, poorly resolved and focused on matters pertaining to the kids. However, even when parents are “high conflict” there are ways they can develop cooperative or business-like relationships for the sake of their children.