How children handle divorce is heavily influenced by the degree of post-divorce conflict between you and your ex. One of the most obvious areas for that is with your parenting:
My parents did not take any of my crap. If I were to play off one against the other, they knew and both of them were of the same mindset. They just handled it because they were parents. They were my parents no matter what else happened and I wasn’t privy to a lot of that. ~ Sarah
Sarah experienced her parents divorce as a teenager and now as a high school teacher sees the struggles that her students go through when their parents’ marriages end. Her message to all parents is that parenting is a lifelong appointment … a bit like being appointed to the Supreme Court. It’s not a job from which you can resign.