Don’t put your children in the middle of a fight you are having with your ex-partner. A lot of parents make this mistake. Do not:
It’s up to you and your ex-partner to handle your problems. Your children shouldn’t have to do that. Listen to your kids if they tell you that they don't want to get involved. It can be hard to deal with your divorce and also be a parent. If you’re in the middle of a fight with your ex, take some time to think about whether you’re putting your kids in the middle.
The Teen Guide's Caught in the Middle and Getting Unstuck in the Kids' Guide can help children figure out what to do if they are stuck in the middle. You should read these, too. They will help you understand how your children might feel in this situation.