Michael Lodge, NCPM, CRTP
Today I see too many divorces where children are involved and rules get put to the side because the parent doesn't want to be the bad parent. This creates conflict and the child gets to rule, they learn how to play the game of guilt against both parents. Until both parents set the rules and agree to them, so there is consistency, the same problems will always be there. Oh, the child will say sorry, but they use sorry to still get what they want. And the parents send messages through the parent creating greater conflict and anger.
Both parents need to sit down with a mediator and work out a parenting plan. Families don't divorce, only adults do. If you don't have a parenting plan in place, the rules are understood, and the child understands the rules, conflict will continue. - Michael Lodge - Certified Mediator