Around the Web: Children’s Bill of Rights for Divorced Parents

On this day in 1941, Franklin D. Roosevelt designated Bill of Rights Day by presidential proclamation. In a nod toward Bill of Rights author James Madison, we’ve gathered a few articles that outline the rights our children have when subject to divorce and separation.


Every child whose parents divorce has:


The right to love and be loved by both of your parents without feeling guilt or disapproval.


The right to be protected from your parents’ anger with each other.


The right to be kept out of the middle of your parents’ conflict, including the right not to pick sides, carry messages, or hear complaints about the other parent.

Full article here.


Each child shall have the right:


Not to be told the details of legal proceedings between his or her parents


Not to be told bad things about the other parent’s personality or character


Not to be asked to be a messenger from one parent to the other

Full article here.


Children of divorce must live with the decisions their parents make for them. Embracing these “rights” will have considerable effect on their ability to cope with your decision to divorce.


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