Most parents want the best for their children. They would never intentionally harm their children or use them for personal gain. However, unfortunately there is a common pattern in families where parents unknowingly put the children in the middle of the adult disagreement. The technical term for this is triangling. Here are some ways you might see it happen in real life:
* Mom isn’t speaking to Dad, so she tells Junior, “Go tell your father it’s time to go.” This seems innocent enough, right? The problem is, the child is now involved in something that has nothing to do with him. He is carrying a weight that belongs to Mom and Dad.