How To Handle Arguments In Front Of Kids

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Fighting in front of your child isn't healthy at all. It is better to keep your kids far away from violence and other negative elements till they grow up.

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But one fine day, you may lose temper. You may get upset. You may get terribly disappointed and may feel like shouting at your partner. After you yell out and take it out, you may suddenly realise that your kids are passively watching the entire situation from a distance.

You might feel guilty for showing the wrong side of yourself. What would you do in that situation? Well, you can't change what has already happened.

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You just need to manage things in a way that it helps you and your kids as a learning experience for the future. Read on to know how to do that.

How To Handle Arguments In Front Of Kids

How to handle arguments in front of children

Be Careful
When you are not able to control yourself, you might end up starting an argument with your partner in front of your kids. In such a situation, manage the talk carefully instead of running riot. Remember that you are being watched. Choose your steps carefully.

Be Fair

Be Fair
Try to be as fair as possible in your words and actions during an argument. Of course, you don't want your kids to see you fighting, but some situations are inevitable. Your kid will understand that arguments are inevitable part of relationships.

Patch Up
Soon after an argument, patch up with your partner immediately so that your kids will understand that after every fight, it is important to patch up.


Talk to them soon after your part is over. It is good to explain things to your kids who are watching the whole scene. Explain them that disagreements are natural but sorting them out in a healthy way is a must.

These are just a few ways of managing disputes with grace in front of your kids. If you know of any other ides, please share them with us.

Read more about: parenting, kids
Story first published: Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 22:03 [IST]
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