It is the age-old struggle for divorced parents; dealing with arguments that naturally come with the dissolution of a relationship but trying to remain civil for the sake of the children. Sometimes it’s easy to forget how much the fighting and bickering can affect the kids.
6-year-old Tiana explains, quite eloquently, what she wants to see from her parents and how she doesn’t like to see them fighting. It all started with a fallen shoe rack which ignited a fight between Tiana’s parents. While helping her parents clean up the shoes she stood in front of her parents and said,
Why you guys don’t try to be nice to each other… Like a friends helping each other don’t get mad and be happy!!
Single mom, Sherry, explains that this was her wake up call. They went inside and sat down with Tiana to have a discussion. Tiana asks her parents to try their best to be better friends.
I want you, mom, and my dad, everyone to be friends. I want everyone to be smiling
Such a beautiful, simple request. Divorce is not easy on anyone, it takes some time to find your bearings again but when kids are involved it’s so important to get to a place where you can co-parent effectively and be friendly in front of each other. Thanks for that reminder, Tiana.