Parents argue and disagree in the presence of their kids

Philippines
June 2, 2008 2:15pm CST
There are parents who argue and disagree about some issues in the presence with their kids. Kids also bat in and join the discussions and even argue with them. I find it rude for the kids to do that but who is to blame? Well, there are times that parents need to discuss something. How did you handle that? what if kids are around when you start discussing things? Well there are times that arguments would come up unintentionally. How did you handle it? it's nice to hear from people who had this experience and how you deal with it.
3 responses
@kerriannc (4280)
• Jamaica
2 Jun 08
When a couple has disagreement and there are children they need to restrain themselves until they are alone. There are some couples who their children never heard them quarrel. These couples go inside their room and have it out. While there are some women who just give up their right to live a peaceful life. Well I would encourage couple with children just do discuss disagreements instead of having a shouting match. Shouting match brings disrespect and when this comes it is hurtful. If the discussions are getting heated around the kids just stop and continue at a more convienient time. We should remember that children live what they learn.
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• Philippines
3 Jun 08
I agree with your ideas that parents would discuss crucial things that might lead to disagreements alone. Kids whould not heard them arguing. Thanks for the reply.
@kerriannc (4280)
• Jamaica
25 Sep 08
Thanks for the B.R.
@Essie119 (673)
• Canada
2 Jun 08
My husband and I rarely disagree, but when we do we refuse to argue in front of the kids. I seldom saw my parents argue about things and would like to raise my children the same way. We will discuss things in front of the kids because we want them to know that it's okay to disagree. The important thing is to be able to do so politely and without being mean.
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• Philippines
25 Sep 08
is there any difference between arguing and disagreeing? I'm just confused, For me, I think, they are the same.
@Elixiress (3893)
2 Jun 08
I think that it is okay for children to join in with the arguments it makes them feel included in decisions and it means that parents get to know their children's opinions without having to have a sit down talk with them, which can make some children reluctant to talk.
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• Philippines
25 Sep 08
it depends upon the type of argument. If it is heated argument which tend children to display dis respectful behavior to parents, I would say it would not be good for them.