As parents in conflict, we try to do the best for our children, often from antagonistic perspectives. Sometimes, we are faced with compromising on—or even letting go of—a course of action that we believe is in our child’s best interest in an effort to reduce the conflict.
During those moments, we must remind ourselves that it is the conflict itself that is most harmful to our children.
The endless conflict imposes “death by paper cut” for the child. The more loving parent is the one who acts to save the child.