- Ends the marriage too quickly.
- Criticizes the other parent in children’s presence.
- Fights in children’s presence.
- Makes wrongful assumptions.
- Ceases access to a child.
- Uses the wrong or hurtful words.
- Uses the child as an informant or a spy.
- Uses a child as a confidante e.g. sharing your negative feelings in the divorce.
- Forces a child to choose sides.
- Defaults in the payment of child maintenance
- Being manipulated by a child without realization.
- Not complying with the access arrangement.
- Neglecting your own care.
(adapted from “Still a Family – A guide to good parenting through divorce” by Dr Lisa Rene Reynolds)