“You hurt me when you do that.” “When your sister grows up she will hate herself because you’re so mean to her.” “You are making me so sad right now.” These are examples of phrases parents say to stop their child’s negative behavior “when all else fails”. Although making a child feel guilty sometimes helps temporarily it also can lay the groundwork for emotional scars over time.
Sorting through the many complexities of co parenting after a separation or divorce can be overwhelming and extraordinarily stressful. One of the many challenges can be managing the understandably raw emotions that come after
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