Research claims arguing in front of your children is good for them
27 November 2018, 15:27 | Updated: 27 November 2018, 17:23
Research carried out with 109 families showed that hiding tension with your partner will lead to confusion for your child.
Research carried out in America studied the effects of stress and tension on 109 different family groups, with evidence suggesting hiding your arguments from children will have a negative impact on their mental wellbeing.
Dr Sara Waters, of Washington State University, claims that it is in the children's benefit to let them watch your family disputes.
She explained: "Kids pick up on suppression, but it's something a lot of parents think is a good thing to do.
"We wanted to look at how we suppress emotions and how that changes the way parents and kids interact."
Dr Waters added: "Kids are good at picking up subtle cues from emotions."
"If they feel something negative has happened, and parents are acting normal, that sends conflicting messages. Let them see the whole trajectory.
"That helps kids learn to regulate their own emotions and solve problems...It's best to let the kids know you feel angry, and tell them why."