Arguing – is it bad for your children’s mental health?

Arguing – is it bad for your children’s mental health?

During what sometimes can be a very painful process of separation, it can be all too easy to lose sight of the feelings and concerns of any children involved.

As research from Professor Barbara Sahakian shows in the recent Daily Mail article, Arguing parents can give a child teenage depression, children who witness arguments between their parents can themselves be at risk of becoming depressed.

Over the years, experience has taught me the importance of trying to consider the wishes and the feelings of the children at all times. This article shows just how much anxiety there can be for children if divorce is not handled sensitively.

Too often I’ve seen an aggressive approach from lawyers on the other side, which only fuels argument and creates much more ill-feeling. This can then further impact upon the children.

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