In a perfect world, both parents can have reasonable conversations about children's visits and agree on ways to protect the child from the virus. Some relationships, however, are full of resentment and hostility. If not careful, the child's needs could be lost or forgotten. Both parties are encouraged to work together during this crisis to ensure that both parents practice social distancing or stay-at-home practices.

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Class Discussions:

  • Teach parenting skills to increase the effectiveness of parenting in two separate homes.  
  • Make parents aware of the effects of parental conflicts on children.  
  • Assist parents in keeping children out of the middle of the conflict.  
  • Encourage the positive involvement of both parents in the lives of their children.

COVID-19 outbreak creates complications with court-ordered visitation
Advice to Parents from Children of Divorce
Most parents do not want physical punishment as a form of discipline. A child living in an abusive environment is likely to grow up and be either abusive or suffer severe social, emotional, physical and cognitive developmental delays. Parents’ disciplinary methods serve as strong models for children, which teach them how to deal with life’s daily challenges. Parents must model appropriate behavior and establish expectations and limits. Children have a right to live in a safe, secure, and nurturing environment, and their dignity must be respected. Parents must consistently use reasonable and logical consequences whenever children fail to follow rules. They must remember that a child is not a miniature adult, but only a child, and that discipline must be age-appropriate and fit the child’s temperament and maturity.  

Resolving Sibling Conflicts 

Sibling rivalry is widespread and difficult to resolve, but with a win-win mentality, parents can help children resolve most of their conflicts, in particular quantifiable or measurable things. Sometimes parents would hear their kids say, “He got a new toy. I didn’t. My parents must love him more than they love me.” Kids perceive their parents’ love by acquiring something from their parents. However, the genuine needs of kids are the parents’ love and attention, basically. The ways they feel parents’ love are different.
Based on this understanding, we as parents can be positive in solving sibling conflicts.