Fight Right – The Kids are Watching, Listening and Learning

“Kids pay close attention to their parents’ emotions for information about how safe they are in the family.”

– E. Mark Cummings, Psychologist, Notre Dame University

Picture Courtesy: Free Digital Photos
Picture Courtesy: Free Digital Photos (Photo by David Castillo Dominici)

Unsettled family fights, especially between parents, impair children’s emotional development. This also amounts to Child Abuse. The child is subjected to undue emotional stress which will do collateral damage to him/her that can last a lifetime. With destructive adults in the family, the collateral damage to kids can last a lifetime.

In a family dispute, the most affected people are the tiny little souls who have no right to even express their views. And we adults shamelessly choose to bring out our ugly selves right in front of them. Hurling curses at each other, abusing and accusing, shouting, stamping foot, pointing fingers and even throwing anything that is within our reach. And then we don’t even bother to answer those zillions of questions in those curious eyes that try unsuccessfully to hide them behind a tear or two.

Read the complete post here at the World of Moms.

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3 Replies to “Fight Right – The Kids are Watching, Listening and Learning”

  1. It took a few repetitions from the ‘little one’ for me to realise that they’re ‘monkey see monkey do’ – especially with a tendency to repeat the instances and stories at the wrong instance. Now, we’re more careful.

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