PARENTS THAT LOVE THEIR CHILDREN WILL NEVER TEACH THEM TO HATE THEIR OTHER PARENT

Teach LOVE not Hate

Unfortunately, in co-parenting, not all children are taught to love and respect their other parent or the new spouse of a parent. Some divorced parents will negatively influence their child’s feelings about the other parent as a form of revenge for a failed marriage. Negative feelings can extend beyond the parent to the parent’s new spouse as well as any bonus children involved. Once a child has been taught to hate or develop resentment for his or her parent and the parent’s new spouse, they often start paying attention only to the negative aspects rather than the positive. Instead of discouraging the child’s negative feelings about the other parent and his or her spouse some alienating parents will encourage the child’s feelings. Some consequences of teaching a child to hate are:

 Difficulty trusting others or initiating and maintaining relationships
 Aggressive or defiant behavior
 A Negative or judgmental personality
 Depression
 Self-hatred
 Low self-esteem

Divorced parents should always encourage and nurture the relationship between the child and the other parent. Hate, animosity, or resentment are not emotions that comes naturally to children, they are taught. A parent that teaches and encourages a child to hate runs the risk of damaging the child both emotionally and psychologically.

-Miss Kris

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