Certain parenting rules are implied, while others are sneaky and less known. For instance, something that so many parents neglect to pay attention to is how they treat each other in front of their kids. Yes, you heard us correctly. Not how they treat their kids—how they treat each other in front of their kids. On that note, here’s why it’s so important to show your children a united front.
It Brings Stability Into Their Lives
Arguments happen in any relationship. It’s only natural. But no matter what argument you’re having with your spouse, you should do everything in your power to make sure that argument doesn’t happen in front of your child. You want to show your child a united front, and the reason is because it adds stability to their lives. When they see their parents united strongly as one, it influences them in a positive way, and they’ll feel inspired to yearn for this type of strength as they get older.
You’re Their Foundation
You need to realize that you and your spouse provide foundational support for your child. Not just financially, but mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. They feel less equipped to handle life’s trials and tribulations when their parents are fighting in front of them—because to them, mommy and daddy fighting symbolizes a chink in the armor. A chink in the very foundation they put faith in from the moment they were born. So even if it’s not easy, do the best you can to provide your children with a strong, united foundation.