Dealing with Badmouthing in a Healthier Way
Dealing with badmouthing from your co-parent or someone else can be a frustrating process, but it is necessary to handle it appropriately. If one of your kids tells you that they’ve heard their other parent or someone else saying mean or otherwise harmful things about you, you must remember not to retaliate. No matter how tempting it might feel to do the same to this person, you should remain calm for the sake of your kids. Don’t involve your kids any further into this turmoil by using this moment to “get back” at your co-parent and say mean things about them to your children.