“When one parent is dismissed, put down or disrespected by the other parent, a part of your child is hurt as a result. They also feel that a part of themselves is flawed which creates much internal confusion.” It is so easy to be angry and wish the other parent away. While acting on angry feelings, parents are accomplishing exactly what they claim they will never do – hurt their child. No matter the age of your child(ren), remember we all have the desire to love our parents and be loved by both of our parents. In order to “not hurt your child(ren) during a divorce/separation” do not dismiss the other parent. Allow your child(ren) the best of both of you!