Children and teens whose parents are separated or divorced have:

•  The right not to be asked to “choose sides” between parents.
•  The right not to be told the details of the legal proceedings going on between their parents.
•  The right not to be told “bad things” about the other parent’s personality or character.
•  The right to privacy when talking to either parent on the telephone.
•  The right not to be “cross-examined” by one parent after spending time with the other parent.
•  The right not to be asked to be a messenger from one parent to the other.
•  The right not to be asked by one parent to tell the other parent untruths.
•  The right not to be used as a confidant regarding adult matters.
•  The right to express feelings, whatever those feelings may be.
•  The right to choose NOT to express certain feelings.
•  The right to be protected from parental “warfare.”
•  The right not to be made to feel guilty for loving both parents.

Bill of Rights that kids & teens of divorced parents have when coping with divorce or separation - FamilyKind.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: NYS Parent Education & Awareness Program