Fights between parents adversely affect the growth and development of children. Read on to learn more about how parents who fight cause harmful effects on the health and wellbeing of their children.
According to the psychologists parents’ bonding with each other is the key to the mental health of the kids and the social adjustment. All kids wish that their parents do not fight, or use abusive languages to each other. The argument and fighting of the parents with each other has an extremely negative impact to their mental health resulting in affecting their physical health simultaneously.
If parents do not communicate with respect that results in regular conflicts between them. Argue in front of the kids seriously damage the mental condition of the kids. Fighting of the parent’s is harmful to the kids in the following ways.
Negative Effect on Emotional Health
Fighting with each other when your kids are around you is not good for the health of the kids. It creates a wrong impression to the kids about their parents. Kids’ emotional health depends on the relationship of the parents.
Kids Start Feeling Unsafe
Kids do not feel safe when the there is a climate of tension, disruption and chaos in the environment of their family due to their parents. Kids started feeling anxious, frightened, and unsafe and worry about their own safety as well as the safety of their parents. Kids have a very strong power of imagination; they always get frightened and worry about the separation of their parents.
Kids Feel Guilty
Kids always feel that they are responsible for the fighting and the arguments between their parents. It is quite obvious when the kids listen to their conflict about school issue, fees or the way of living which are somehow related to them, the kids start feeling guilty and feel themselves responsible for all their conflicts.
Parents and Kids Relationship Suffers
It is really very important and healthy for all kids to maintain a good and strong relationship between both of the parents, irrespective of what they think about him or her. If the kids constantly hear the criticizing of the parents about the other parents, then it adversely affects the mentality of the kids. As the kids will grow older, they will also learn the same things by following their parents.
Kids Have to Choose Between Parents
Both of the parents are as important as loved by the kids. Taking sides really becomes too hard for them. They generally want to please both of the parents but sometimes it becomes too difficult for them and they suffer from stress. Kids can not go against any of the parents which can be destructive and very unhealthy for all the members of the family.
Kids Cannot Sleep Properly
Generally the fighting and argument between the parents seriously affect the sleep of the kids. They cannot sleep properly, they always have this fear that the parents will again conflict with each other and will again start quarrelling and will start hassling to each other. It creates a wrong effect to the wellbeing of the kids.
Poor Roll Modelling For Kids
Kids often learn how to behave with each other from their parents. If the parents model unhealthy ways while communicating with each other then the kids will also learn the same thing and will adopt the same way as the parents do. When the kids will grow up, they will also communicate with others following the ways of their parents.
Generally the problems or the conflicts between the parents causes a great deal of stress and seriously hamper the mental and physical growth of the kids. The relationship and bonding between the parents is really very helpful for the kids. When the relationship between the two parents become abnormal, it becomes really very hard for the kids to survive in that situation.
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