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Keeping relationships strong when children are divided between parents.

Air Date: 11/06/12 Even the most happily married couples disagree sometimes and some couples can't agree on much of anything.   Statistically, first marriages end in divorce half the time.   Whether parents are together or apart, children often times find themselves caught squarely in the middle. Children need parents' unconditional love and acceptance, even when their behavior isn't perfect.  And they want to feel this with both parents.   This can sometimes cause problems as kids change their stories to suit the parents they are with.  Why would kids lie? Parents don't realize how much power they have over them.  Some kids will keep things inside because they don't want to risk upsetting their parents.   This week, Cheryl discusses how to work with your kids when they are bouncing back and forth between parents on this week's edition of Parenting.  Parenting with Cheryl Erwine airs every Tuesday morning on 88.7 FM, KUNR, and can be reached at 775-331-6723 or cheryl.erwine@sbcglobal.net.