of Rights For Children Whose Parents are Separated
- The right not to be asked to “choose sides” between
- The right not to be told the details of bitter or nasty
legal proceedings going on between their parents
- The right not to be told “bad things” about
the other parent’s personality or character.
- The right to privacy when talking to either parent on
- The right not to be cross-examined by one parent after
spending time with the other parent.
- The right not to be asked to be a messenger from one parent
to the other.
- The right not to be asked by one parent to tell the other
- The right not to be used as a confidant regarding the
legal proceedings between the parents.
- The right to express feelings, whatever those feelings
- The right to choose not to express certain feelings.
- The right to be protected from parental warfare.
- The right not to be made to feel guilty for loving both
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