When a home is on fire, the children are not in a pleasant mood. This is as a result of everyday fights and commotions at home.
Does it means that those parents involved in this act never know that it affects their children in so many ways?
There was a little boy, about 9 years old, making jest of his parents who fought in his presence. “My daddy pursue my mummy,” he said. “My mummy ran fast to carry the pestle.”
When I cautioned him from saying such, he made me to understand that his parents always fights everytime in his presence.
The boy loved seeing them fighting. He said it was like a film to him, according to what he told me when I was interacting with him. Likewise, some kids were not feeling comfortable to share their own experience. Whenever they remembered the incidents, they began to shed tears.
Hence, this affects them emotionally and academically. They are depressed and discouraged in whatever they wanted to do. The mighty ones become lazy and tired of being active because their hearts are troubled. It’s not that they want to be lazy, but the issue bothering their minds makes them lose focus.
As a result of this conflict between their parents, their development is affected.
Therefore, parents should not quarel nor fight in the presence of their children.