Kids Stress When Parents FightTen-year-old Todd looked like an old soul. He was clearly worried about something.

“I don’t like to talk about it,” he whispered. “It just bothers me.”

After a short period of silence, I said, “Sometimes it’s hard to talk about what’s bothering you.” Todd kept his eyes glued to the floor. Though he was large for his age, at this moment, he looked small and helpless.

“I just wish my parents would stop fighting. I hate it and I’m afraid they’re going to get divorced.”

3 Comments to
Kids Stress When Parents Fight

Before posting, please read our blog moderation guidelines. The comments below begin with the oldest comments first. Click on the last comments page to jump to the most recent comments.

  1. I’m a kid and I feel sad when my parents fight too. What I do is I go up to my room and play on my laptop. Sometimes I hear them argueing in the night when I’m tucked in, and sometimes I even cry in my sleep because of how they’re fighting. I’m only sad, but I’m also scared. I’m sometimes scared that they might have a go at me for no reason at all. I hate it when my parents fight… :’-(

    • I hate it when my parents scream at each other(which is pretty much everyday). I always feel guilty and just want it to stop. I mean, get some help or get divorced !

    • I feel the same way when my parents do that to infant they’re doing right now :-(

Join the Conversation!

Before posting, please read our blog moderation guidelines.

Post a Comment:

(Required, will be published)

(Required, but will not be published)


Recent Comments
  • mary: I really did not find anything helpful here. I am a very sensitive person, yet I eat, well, sleep, and...
  • Therese Borchard: Thanks, very much, for your great comments! Therese
  • Kim: I think you hit the nail on the head.
  • Hank Roberts: For anyone dealing with winter depression — it’s time to start using your dawn simulator...
  • Amelia: Very true. It’s easy to forget to take time for ourselves; to say we don’t have time, that...
Subscribe to Our Weekly Newsletter

Find a Therapist
Enter ZIP or postal code