Reconcile in front of your kids

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More damaging to children than seeing their parents fight is not seeing them reconcile. Parents who practice bandaging in front of their children model both how to fight as well as how to make up [1,2].

References

  1. Medina, John. Brain Rules for Baby: How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five. Seattle: Pear Press, 2014.

  2. McCoy, Kathleen, E. Mark Cummings, and Patrick T. Davies. “Constructive and Destructive Marital Conflict, Emotional Security and Children’s Prosocial Behavior.” Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 50, no. 3 (March 2009): 270–79. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-7610.2008.01945.x.