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do you fight or argue in front of your kids?


Asked by Anonymous at 4:59 PM on Jul. 20, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • It's ok to disagree in front of your kids, as long as you're doing it respectfully. It's ok to problem-solve in front of your kids.
    By disagreeing and solving it respectfully, you're teaching them good relationship skills that they can use in their lives. If it all happens behind closed doors, how do we expect them to learn. It's not ok to" fight" in front of your kids or to behave disrespectfully.

    Answer by aliceinalgonac at 5:01 PM on Jul. 20, 2010

  • Nope, not since I got divorced.

    Answer by Jademom07 at 5:00 PM on Jul. 20, 2010

  • Try not to but sometimes it happens. My youngest gets really upset when we do, so we try to avoid it.

    Answer by Sue41 at 5:00 PM on Jul. 20, 2010

  • Nope, not since I got divorced. .....Ditto (lol)

    Answer by my2kids312 at 5:09 PM on Jul. 20, 2010

  • We rarely fight or argue, but when we do we do our best NOT to hide it from the kids. We want them to grow up knowing that real couples argue and fight and can still make up and love one another. We both feel that to many parents hid their fighting from their kids and those kids grew up to have a warped view of marriage and expect to much, which is why so many of them end in divorce... We would prefer our children understand that marriage and relationships have a dark side but that when it's balanced with love it's not a bad thing - it's natural.

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 5:12 PM on Jul. 20, 2010

  • My husband and I have arguments in front of our kids. But we don't yell or call each other names. I don't see a problem with this because this is reality. Parents fight. We make sure to show love and affection to eachother letting our kids know that even though we may disagree we still love and respect each other. To not have these disagreements in front of them sends them a message that parents don't have disagreements and we live in this perfect world. They may grow up thinking that when they have fmailies of thier own they should have that perfect family that doesn't fight. Ofcourse to thier disappointment realize that parents have disagreements.

    Answer by lawmom27 at 5:13 PM on Jul. 20, 2010

  • we dont really "fight" much. we disagree sometimes. we dont really hide it from her, but we are respectable about it and dont raise our voices or act childish. in a way it teaches her the dynamics of a relationship, and that everyone disagrees you just have to know how to handle it when you do.

    Answer by jennifer588 at 5:18 PM on Jul. 20, 2010

  • absolutly not! we rarely argue but if we must the kids go play outside or in thier rooms.

    Answer by cassie_m at 5:19 PM on Jul. 20, 2010

  • We really are on the same page in the fact we don't want to fight in front of our son at all - it happens where we've bickered once, then caught him staring at us so we stopped - I don't want him to see it as "natural" and everyday as some kids have to.

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 5:48 PM on Jul. 20, 2010

  • No fighting or arguing, in our household is called bickering and YES as much as we try not to do it in front of the kids, it happens! They are just every where! LOL

    Answer by LuvmyFam6 at 6:10 PM on Jul. 20, 2010