Bill of Rights for Children Whose Parents are Separated or Divorced
- The right not to be asked to choose sides between their parents.
- 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 adult.
- The right not to be cross-examined by one parent after spending time with the other.
- The right not to be asked to be a messenger from one parent to another.
- The right not to be asked by one parent to tell lies to 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 are.
- The right NOT to express certain feelings.
- The right to be protected from parental warfare.
- The right not to feel guilty for loving BOTH parents.
Provided by: Al Frankel, LCSW – Divorce Mediator