How bad relationships affect your child?
High-conflict relationships can also produce lax and inconsistent parenting: parents who simply dont pay much attention to their children. In either case, children may fail to form a secure attachment to parents as a result. But parental conflict also seems to harm kids even apart from its effects on parenting.
When should you introduce your child to a new partner?
“Kids can easily experience sadness or rejection if the relationship doesnt work out, therefore its a good idea to wait a least three months to determine if your partner is a keeper before introducing them to your children,” Gaspard notes.
Is it better to stay in a bad relationship for the kids?
Having said that, there is no reason to believe that staying together at any cost is better for children than divorcing. In fact, when parents who are unhappy together and engage in unhealthy relationship habits stay together for the kids it can often do more harm than good.