Avoid criticizing and arguing with your spouse in front of your child. This is extremely harmful whilst creating a very toxic home environment. Your child will no longer feel emotionally secure. Remember, a child will always look to both mother and father for that emotional security from within a safe home environment.
Once this emotional security is lost, the child displays a sense of weakness from within, feeling anxious, lost and frightened.
Therefore, when a heated discussion may arise and differences of opinions may exist; agree to discuss it later without the child’s presence. By doing so, this will enable you to pause while giving you that extra time to reflect about your very own thoughts and feelings. This practice will help you to feel slightly better when needing to revisit topics that may be difficult and challenging to face during certain times.
Going forward, take time to reflect while breathing as this will put your thoughts, body and mind into a more relaxed and comfortable state of being; this will no doubt be more important than who was right or wrong in the long run.