The best gift you can give your children is a stable home. You might be the best parent in the world, but if you can’t get along with your spouse, you are jeopardizing your efforts. Creating a stable home for your children means making your marriage a priority. And if you've already divorced, it means relearning communication techniques to be able to communicate with your EX better so that you don't hurt your kids.
More inspiration on creating a stable home for your kids:
- Your spouse comes before the kids
- How to reduce fighting in front of the kids
- Are you a good listener? More effective communication tips
The world can be a scary place. A home serves as a refuge of love and support. If your home is chaotic, your children won’t feel safe. Your children count on you to provide calm, safety, and security for them.
An unstable home can lead to low self-esteem, anxiety, acting out, and a host of others symptoms that you may already be seeing in your child’s behavior. Even if you fight with your spouse behind closed doors, your children will no doubt experience anxiety.
Children have special antennas for detecting marriage problems.
They will know if you and your spouse are disconnected even if you try to hide it.
Make your marriage a priority—if not for yourselves, then for your children.
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Shlomo and Rivka Slatkin