While this article from Psychology Today addresses the issue of disciplining children in general, it provides a good read for parents having to address discipline issues with children during the course of a divorce. It is not unusual for children to attempt to manipulate both parents to get what they want and parents may have a harder time imposing discipline during a divorce. This is because of a number of new factors recently inserted into the dynamic of the parent child relationship: feelings of guilt, less time with the children, a custody fight, just to name a few. This article is an interesting self-examination on discipline.
For the past decade, I’ve received countless requests for help with the question at the top of every parent’s mind:
“How do I get my kid to follow my rules?”
But it’s the wrong question.