when they are in the same room necessarily, but sometimes they might overhear a heated exchange. I'm not talking about a huge raging argument, which I've rarely had with my DH, but sometimes the nagging stressors make us snipe at each other. Example: our garage is such a disaster, but my DH has no time to clean it (it's his extra stuff from his business), so if I address it, we can't come up with a plan to get it done. Or sometimes we are negotiating bill payments and that is sometimes stressful, esp. if it's been a less than lucrative week (self employed). We don't live on easy street...both lost our jobs a few years ago and have taken respective pay cuts.
Sometimes I feel that children should know that real life includes conflict even though 2 people love each other, and they work things out. Other times I think we need to just not raise our voices ever.
Do you think it is damaging, or part of life that older children (teens) can handle?
Asked by Anonymous at 8:21 AM on May. 25, 2013 in General Parenting
Constantly fighting around the kids is not a good thing. But having disagreements is ok. As long as they see you end a disagreement.
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