Most parents know that children learn by watching their parents. It is also true that children instinctively know that talk is cheap. When a parent says one thing but does the opposite, it is the behavior that the child learns from, not the words.
Like all parents, divorced parents want their children to grow up to embrace certain values and behaviors. They want their children to grow up to be kind, courteous and truthful. They also want their children to sustain friendships and family. Sustaining friendships and family requires that one know how to forgive because friends and family members inevitably make mistakes that, if unforgiven, will destroy the relationship.
Unfortunately, all too many divorced parents do not show their children these values.
Parents who say cruel and hurtful things to and about one another are teaching their children to be unkind and rude.
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