Sadly, nowadays, many parents are divorced. Often, the divorces, when not handled properly, can make children feel as if they are being split and torn into two directions. For various reasons, the children of divorced parents feel this way, and it takes a mature set of parents to realize that they need to put the needs of their children before their own.
One reason divorced parents make it uncomfortable for their children is by constantly complaining about the other parent in an effort to influence their child to adopt the same negative views that they have. This can be detrimental to the child who feels as if his parents are attacking one another and honestly, this is an extremely poor way to handle the situation.
Another way that children may feel uncomfortable by their parent’s actions after a divorce is the constant and sudden overflow of gifts. Parents sometimes compete to be the parent that their child loves the most and believe that the only way that they can accomplish this is by being extremely giving in terms of material objects.
For example, maybe a dad will buy his daughter a collection of nice designer purses and her mom will buy her that expensive leather coat that she has wanted for months. Whatever the gifts are, however, the child will most likely be happiest with the gift of not trying to be persuaded that one parent is better than the other.