Conflict and Kids
Two new studies suggest that parental conflict, even in moderate amounts, disrupts children’s sleep and causes negative interactions in their day-to-day lives. Kids even feel distressed when their parents give each other the “silent treatment, lead researcher on one of the studies. Davies suggests that parents try to keep their major conflicts behind closed doors and, when they resolve them, to allow the children to see Mom and Dad making up.
Source: Child Development, Jan./Feb.