21 Things That Are Not In Your Children’s Best Interest

  1. Bad mouthing the opposing parent in the presence of your children.
  2. Questioning your children about what goes on during their time with the opposing parent.
  3. Making your children feel guilty about spending time with the opposing parent.
  4. Discussing the details of your custody case with your children.
  5. Arguing with the opposing parent in the presence of your minor children.
  6. Making false claims about the opposing parent to your children.
  7. Using your children as a pawn to manipulate the opposing parent.
  8. Using your children as a pawn to punish the opposing parent.
  9. Sending messages to the opposing parent through your children.
  10. Listening on the phone while your child is speaking with the opposing parent.
  11. Undermining the opposing parent’s authority as a parent.
  12. Allowing other adults to bad mouth the opposing parent in the presence of your children.
  13. Denying the opposing party reasonable access to your children when they are in your care
  14. Making unreasonable intrusions on the time the opposing parent is spending with your children.
  15. Refusing to co-parent with the opposing parent.
  16. Allowing your children to bad mouth the opposing parent.
  17. Allowing your children to disrespect the opposing parent.
  18. Allowing your children to decide when and if they will visit with the opposing parent.
  19. Consulting with your children on adult matters.
  20. Trying to buy your children’s love, affection and loyalty.
  21. Allowing your new spouse/friend to take the place of the opposing parent.

 

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