When you divorce and have children, things can be very complicated. Depending on the age of your child and his or her personality, your kids may act out, go silent, verbally protest, regress, or shut down because of the huge change a divorce makes on a family.
More often than not, a child will take the brunt of his or her frustrations out on one of the parents, or what I like to call, the “Safe Parent.”
The child picks one parent that he or she lets emotions out on, or express feelings about the situation. It doesn’t mean the child doesn’t love the other parent; rather, a kid decides that one parent is safer to act out with than the other.
It’s Not Always Easy,